BATTISTI ANDREA

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Structure Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Telephone 0498272804
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector AGR/11 - GENERAL AND APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
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Office hours
Monday from 12:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento DAFNAE Entomologia seconda stecca secondo piano Consiglio vivamente di annunciare la visita per e-mail o di prendere appuntamento
(updated on 27/06/2013 17:55)

Proposals for thesis
Sono disponibili tesi di laurea triennale, magistrale e di dottorato su temi di ecologia degli insetti e di entomologia forestale, con particolare riferimento a monitoraggio, controllo, lotta biologica e integrata, genetica di popolazione.
Gli studenti interessati sono pregati di prendere contatto con il docente con molto anticipo.

Curriculum Vitae
1. SCIENTIFIC CURRICULUM OF ANDREA BATTISTI
Institution: Department DAFNAE, University of Padova, Italy

2. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Ph.D. 1987, Bologna University, Italy, Entomology
M.S. 1982, Padova University, Italy, Forestry

3. WORK EXPERIENCES
2002-present: Professor, Università di Padova Italy.
1998-2002: Associate Professor, Università di Firenze, Italy.
1990 – 1997: Assistant Professor, Università di Padova Italy.
1987 – 1990: Forest Entomologist, Forest Service of Veneto District, Italy.

4. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND ORGANISATION ACTIVITIES
2016-present: coordinator of teaching activities in the DAFNAE department.
2013-2016: Head of the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Padova.
2005-2011: Head of the Doctoral School of Crop Sciences at the University of Padova.

5. TEACHING COURSES
1994-present: two to three courses per year (on average 18 ECTS) in entomology, zoology, biotechnology, ecology at the Universities of Firenze and Padova.

6. EDITORIAL ACTIVITY
Associate Editor of Agricultural and Forest Entomology (since 2005), Journal of Pest Science (since 2006).
Reviewer for several international journals.

7. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
The scientific research activity is demonstrated by more than 200 publications (Scopus papers on April 2018: 140, H index 29) in international and national journals, books, and proceedings and by the coordination and participation to several international and national projects.

The scientific research activity regards the following topics:
1) Ecology of forest insects.
2) Biological and integrated control of forest pests.
3) Invasive species.
4) Insects harmful to humans.

8. POST GRADUATE TRAINING ACTIVITY IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
Supervisor of 8 PhD and 12 master students

9. LANGUAGE SKILLS
Fluent English and French, basic German.

10. FIVE RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Petrucco-Toffolo E, Basso A, Kerdelhué C, Ipekdal K, Mendel Z, Simonato M, Battisti A 2018. Evidence of potential hybridization in the Thaumetopoea pityocampa-wilkinsoni complex. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 20: 9-17.
Basso A., Negrisolo E., Zilli A., Battisti A., Cerretti P., 2017. A total evidence phylogeny for the processionary moths of the genus Thaumetopoea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae). Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12181
Battisti A, Larsson S, Roques A 2017. Processionary moths and associated urtication risk: global-change driven effects. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 62: 323-342.
Salman HR, Hellrigl K, Minerbi S, Battisti A. 2016. Prolonged pupal diapause drives population dynamics of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) in an outbreak expansion area. For. Ecol Manage. 361:375-381
Tonina L, Mori N, Giomi F, Battisti A 2016. Development of Drosophila suzukii at low temperatures in mountain areas. J Pest Sci DOI 10.1007/s10340-016-0730-2

11. THREE SELECTED PROJECTS
European Commission. H2020- SFS-10-2017-2, Research and Innovation action (RIA), HOMED, HOlistic Management of Emerging forest pests and Diseases”. Partner.
European Commission. KBBE.2013.1.2-04 (N. 613678) - Control of pests and pathogens affecting fruit crops (DROPSA). Partner.
European Food Safety Agency. CFP/EFSA/PLH/2010/01 - Plant health surveys for the EU territory: an analysis of data quality and methodologies and the resulting uncertainties for pest risk assessment (PERSEUS). Partner.

Research areas
1) Ecology of forest insects PI - Mechanisms of response of insects to climate, population genetics, host plant quality, population dynamics. Model species: processionary moths, spruce and web-spinning sawflies, cone and seed insects, bark beetles.
2) Biological and integrated control of forest pests PI - Assessment of damage thresholds and cost-benefit analyses of IPM in forestry.
3) Invasive species Co-I - Surveillance networks at ports of entry for invasive species of insect herbivores, with the development of automatic devices designed for quarantine species.
4) Insects harmful to humans PI - Mechanism of action and ecological significance of urticating hairs of arthropods.
5) Biodiversity and conservation of insect populations Co-I – Evaluation of ecosystem services provided by insects in natural and managed ecosystems.

PI principal investigator
Co-I contributing investigator

Publications
Petrucco-Toffolo E, Basso A, Kerdelhué C, Ipekdal K, Mendel Z, Simonato M, Battisti A 2018. Evidence of potential hybridization in the Thaumetopoea pityocampa-wilkinsoni complex. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 20: 9-17.
Basso A., Negrisolo E., Zilli A., Battisti A., Cerretti P., 2017. A total evidence phylogeny for the processionary moths of the genus Thaumetopoea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae). Cladistics, doi: 10.1111/cla.12181
Battisti A, Larsson S, Roques A 2017. Processionary moths and associated urtication risk: global-change driven effects. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 62: 323-342.
Salman HR, Hellrigl K, Minerbi S, Battisti A. 2016. Prolonged pupal diapause drives population dynamics of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) in an outbreak expansion area. For. Ecol Manage. 361:375-381
Tonina L, Mori N, Giomi F, Battisti A 2016. Development of Drosophila suzukii at low temperatures in mountain areas. J Pest Sci DOI 10.1007/s10340-016-0730-2
Ruschioni S., Riolo P., Isidoro N., Romani R., Petrucco-Toffolo E., Zovi D., Battisti A. 2015. Contrasting patterns of host adaptation in two egg parasitoids of the pine processionary moth (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae). Environmental Entomology, doi: 10.1093/ee/nvv059
Chinellato F, Faccoli M, Marini L and Battisti A 2014. Distribution of Norway spruce bark and wood-boring beetles along Alpine elevational gradients. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 16: 111-118.
Rassati D, Petrucco Toffolo E, Roques A, Battisti A, Faccoli M 2014. Trapping wood boring beetles in Italian ports: a pilot study. Journal of Pest Science 87: 61–69.
Battisti A, Benvegnù I, Colombari F, Haack RA 2014. Invasion by the chestnut gall wasp in Italy causes significant yield loss in Castanea sativa nut production. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 16: 75-79.
Rassati D, Faccoli M, Petrucco Toffolo E, Battisti A, Marini L 2014.Improving the early detection of alien wood-boring beetles in ports and surrounding forests. Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12347
Tamburini G, Marini L, Hellrigl K, Salvadori C, Battisti A 2013. Effects of climate and density-dependent factors on population dynamics of the pine processionary moth in the Southern Alps. Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0966-2
Battisti A, Marini L, Pitacco A, Larsson S 2013. Solar radiation directly affects larval performance of a forest insect. Ecological Entomology 38: 553–559.
Augustin, S., Boonham, N., De Kogel, W.J., Donner, P., Faccoli, M., Lees, D.C., Marini, L., Mori, N., Petrucco Toffolo, E., Quilici, S., Roques, A., Yart, A., Battisti, A. 2012. A review of pest surveillance techniques for detecting quarantine pests in Europe. EPPO Bulletin 42: 515-551
Battisti A, Holm G, Fagrell B, Larsson S, 2011. Urticating hairs in arthropods – their nature and medical significance. Annual Review of Entomology. 56: 203-220
Barbaro L. Battisti A 2011. Birds as predators of the pine processionary moth (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Biological Control 56: 107-114.
Kerdelhue C, Zane L, Simonato M, Salvato P, Rousselet J, Roques A, Battisti A. 2009. Quaternary history and contemporary patterns in a currently expanding species. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 9: 220, doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-220
Gatto P., Zocca A., Battisti A., Barrento M.J., Branco M., Paiva M.R. 2009. Economic assessment of managing processionary moth in pine forests: A case-study in Portugal. Journal of Environmental Management 90: 683-691.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
AG0056 COMMON AVP4067773 BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2018/19 details
    ITA ANDREA BATTISTI
»   AVP4067774 ANIMAL BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ITA ANDREA BATTISTI
»   AVP4067775 PLANT BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ITA LIVIO TRAINOTTI
AV2091 001LE AVP4061258 INSECT ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG ANDREA BATTISTI
AV2293 003LE AVP5073857 RESEARCH PLANNING
A.Y. 2018/19 details
4 1st Year First
semester
ENG ANDREA BATTISTI