- Published: 06 September 2013
UMR 5175 CEFE
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
route de Mende
34199 Montpellier cedex 5
tel (+33)(0)4 67 14 23 15
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.
- 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”.
Director Jérome Cortet (Université Paul-Valéry UM3 - UMR CEFE), Co-director Giulia Maisto (Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II).
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.
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).