Welcome to the CEFE

The CEFE is currently the largest French research center in Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology. Our Mission: perform independent, fundamental scientific research on the dynamics of biodiversity, planetary environmental change, and sustainable development. The links between society and ecology is a theme of increasing importance in oour research.

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Seminars of ecology and evolution of Montpellier

  • Hanna Kokko

    2 juillet 2021, 11h30 (diffusion en visioconférence). Good reasons to live shorter lives

  • Rachel Germain

    25 juin 2021, 16h00 (diffusion en visioconférence). Matters of scale in the ecology and evolution of biodiversity

Vittoria MILANO

Cotutelle PhD studentVittoria Milano trombi

 

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UMR 5175 CEFE
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
route de Mende
34199 Montpellier cedex 5
tel (+33)(0)4 67 14 23 15

 

 

Research goals

I revisited the environmental filtering metaphor in urban ecology context, in particular zooming on urban parks in Mediterranean Region (Naples and Montpellier cities).Even though urban parks are considered as biodiversity hot-spots within the cities, they are usually still far from reaching this status. Indeed, spatial and temporal landscape discontinuities, as well as the management disturbances may be exacerbated, causing decays of soil biodiversity.

The main goals of the thesis are to understand whether the collembolan species and trait communities are shaped by: 1- factors which are indicators of management practices of urban parks; 2- the landscape and the temporal heterogeneity of the studied sites.

 


 

Academic background

  • PhD student (started in 2013) in cotutelle between UMR 5175 CEFE Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, France and Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. “Structural and functional patterns of soil Collembola communities in Mediterranean urban parks: the effect of management practices, landscape and temporal dynamics.”
  • Master’s degree in Biology, Biodiversity, Restoration &Environmental Quality (2013; with 110 con lode) at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. Stage: “Physico-chemical and biological characterization of soils at different anthropic impacts”.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology (2012 with 107/110) at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. Stage: “Determination of Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb, and Zn of urban soils”.

 

Supervisors

Director Jérome Cortet (Université Paul-Valéry UM3 - UMR CEFE), Co-director Giulia Maisto (Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II).

 

Publications

Maisto, G., Santorufo, L., Milano, V., Arena, C. 2016.“Relationships between Quercus ilex L. litter characteristics and soil microarthropod community in an urban environment at different climatic conditions”.Applied Soil Ecology 99:98–109.

 

Communications

Milano et al. 2015. “Landscape characterization and urban context of urban parks in Montpellier city, France.” Poster presentation at the 13th European Ecological Federation (E.E.F.) and 25th Italian Society of Ecology (S.It.E.) joint conference, Rome (Italy).

Milano et al. 2014. “Integrated approach to evaluate the quality of soils at different uses.” Poster presentation at the 24th Italian Society of Ecology (S.It.E.) conference, Ferrara (Italy).