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Qualification Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo B
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Curriculum Vitae

2006 – Ph. D., Crop Protection, University of Padova, Italy Advisor: Prof. Carlo Duso.
2001 – Master Degree, Agricultural Science

Relevant Position Held:

2016-present, Researcher¸ Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment - DAFNAE, University of Padova, Italy.
2006 – 2016, Post-Doc research associate, Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment - DAFNAE (formerly Department of Environmental Agronomy and Crop Science ), University of Padova, Italy.
2004 visiting fellow Cornell University - New York State Agricultural Experiment Station - Dep. of Entomology, NY, USA.

• Editorial and research grant reviewer activity:

Editorial board member: "Insects" (MDPI, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute). Guest Editor of the special issue: "Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards"

Associate Editor of "Agroecology and Land Use System"s, a specialty of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Science and Plant Science(www.frontiersin.org).

Editorial board member: "Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides" (Omics International)

Articles reviewed for these journal: Pest Management and Science, Bulletin of Entomological Research, Biological Control, Experimental and Applied Acarology, Plos ONE, Acarologia, BioControl, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Journal of Economic Entomology, Journal of Pest Science, Crop Protection, Basic and Applied Ecology, Archives Of Phytopathology And Plant Protection, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Phytoparasitica, Annales Zoologici Fennici, Systematic & Applied Acarology, Insects, Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica, Journal of Agricultural Science, Open Access Insect Physiology, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Toxins, Forest@.

Reviewer for Crop Protection Compendium CAB International, UK; 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2016) 23-26 July Shanghai, China.

Editorial board member of “Journal of Biofertilizers & Biopesticides”.

Selected as research grant reviewer for: National Research Council (CNCS) - Romanian Government – Romania; National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation (JSC) - Republic of Kazakhstan; Rovaltain Scientific Foundation – France.

Research areas
The general aim of my research is the implementation of ecologically-based management systems of arthropod pests attacking cultivated plants. My research is focused on basic as well more applied aspects necessary to the development of sustainable solution in pest control.

Integrated pest management and biocontrol tactics:
o Effects of landscape structure on spatio-temporal dynamics of pest and their natural enemies.
o IPM in ornamental crops under greenhouse.
o Biology of invasive pests of importance for fruit orchards and vineyard systems.
Ecotoxicology in agro-ecosystems:
o Multi-trophic interactions and pesticides impact on predatory arthropods.
o Evolution of pesticide resistance in predatory and phytophagous mites.
o Pesticide effects on predator-prey interactions.
Ecology and conservation of biocontrol agents in perennial cropping systems:
o Effect of alternative food sources on population dynamics with implication for the pest control.
o Food web dynamics and consequences for biological control of predator-predator interactions.

Current funded project:
1) Agroecosystem management and trophic relationships in vineyards: implications for pest biological control - funded by University of Padova.

2) Investigation on phenology, population dynamics and distribution of
Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in Veneto – funded by Regione Veneto.

Selected pubblications:
Fornasiero D., Pavan F., Pozzebon A., Picotti P. Duso C. 2016 - Relative infestation level and sensitivity of grapevine cultivars to the leafhopper Empoasca vitis - JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY (ISSN 0022-0493) 109 (1): 416-425.
Pozzebon, A., Loeb G.M., Duso C. 2015 - Role of supplemental foods and habitat structural complexity in persistence and coexistence of generalist predatory mites. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (ISSN 2045-2322) 5:14997 doi: 10.1038/srep14997.
Cassanelli S., Ahmad S., Duso C., Tirello P., Pozzebon A. 2015 - A single nucleotide polymorphism in the acetylcholinesterase gene of the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is associated with chlorpyrifos resistance. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL 90, pp. 75-82.
Lorenzon M., Pozzebon A., Duso C. 2015 - Feeding habits of overwintered predatory mites inhabiting European vineyards. BIOCONTROL 60 (5), pp. 605-615.
Ahmad S., Pozzebon A., Duso C. 2015 - Predation on heterospecific larvae by adult females of Kampimodromus aberrans, Amblyseius andersoni, Typhlodromus pyri and Phytoseius finitimus (Acari: Phytoseiidae). EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY (ISSN: 0168-8162) 67: 1-20.
Pozzebon A., Boaria A., Duso C. 2015 - Single and combined releases of biological control agents against canopy- and soil-dwelling stages of Frankliniella occidentalis in cyclamen. BIOCONTROL (ISSN1386-6141) 60 (3), pp. 341-350 .
Reineke A., Assaf H.A., Kulanek D., Mori N., Pozzebon A., Duso C. 2015 - A novel set of microsatellite markers for the European Grapevine Moth Lobesia botrana isolated using next-generation sequencing and their utility for genetic characterization of populations from Europe and the Middle East. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH 105 (4), pp. 408-416 .
Mori N., Quaglino F., Tessari F., Pozzebon A., Bulgari D., Casati P., Bianco P.A. 2014 - Investigation on ‘bois noir’ epidemiology in north-eastern Italian vineyards through a multidisciplinary approach. ANNALS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY 166 (1), pp. 75-89 .
Pozzebon A., Ahmad S., Tirello P., Lorenzon M., Duso C., 2014 - Does pollen availability mitigate the impact of pesticides on generalist predatory mites? BIOCONTROL (ISSN1386-6141) 59 (5), pp. 585-596 .
Duso C., Ahmad S., Tirello P, Pozzebon A., Klaric V, Baldessari M., Malagnini V., Angeli G., 2014 - The impact of insecticides applied in apple orchards on the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari Phytoseiidae). EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY (ISSN: 0168-8162) 62: 391-414 .
Tirello P., Pozzebon A., Duso C., 2013 - The effect of insecticides on the non-target predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans: laboratory studies. CHEMOSPHERE (ISSN: 0045-6535) 93 (6), 1139-1144 .
Tirello P., Pozzebon A., Duso C., 2012 - Resistance to chlorpyriphos in the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY (ISSN: 0168-8162) 56 (1) pp. 1–8 .
Pozzebon A., Duso C., Tirello P., Bermudez Ortiz P., 2011- Toxicity of thiamethoxam to Tetranychus urticae Koch and Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acari Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae) through different routes of exposure – PEST MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE (ISSN: 1526-498X) 67(3) pp. 352-359.
Pozzebon A., Borgo M., Duso C., 2010 - The effects of fungicides on non-target mites can be mediated by plant pathogens – CHEMOSPHERE (ISSN: 0045-6535) 79 (1) pp. 8-17.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 09A01BCFF036D29ACD532F90B336947F.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 1st Year First
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First