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Refereed Journal Articles

(* indicates when Giacomo Assandri is the corresponding author; ^ indicates shared first or last name)

35) Assandri, G.* (2022) Editorial - Do ornithologists still play a role in reversing the crisis of farmland biodiversity? Avocetta 46, 3–5. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.30456/AVO.2022E1

34) Assandri, G.*, Bazzi, G., Festi, A. & Leandri, F. (2022) Distribution, ecology and conservation of Aeshna caerulea (Ström, 1793) and Aeshna subarctica elisabethae Djakonov, 1922 (Insecta: Odonata) at the southernmost limits of their range. Aquatic Insects, in press. https://doi.org/10.1080/01650424.2022.2098341

33) Assandri, G.*, & Bazzi, G. (2022) Natural and anthropogenic determinants of peatland dragonfly assemblages: Implications for management and conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 31: 703-722. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-022-02358-0

32) Assandri, G.*, Cecere, J.G., Sarà, M., Catoni, C., De Pascalis, F., Morinay, J., Berlusconi, A., Cioccarelli, S., Mercogliano, A., Pazhera, A., Terras, A., Imperio, S., Morganti, M., Rubolini, D. (2022) Context-dependent foraging habitat selection in a farmland raptor along an agricultural intensification gradient. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 326, 107782. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167880921004862

31) Berlusconi, A., Preatoni, D., Assandri, G., Bisi, F., Brambilla, M., Cecere, J.G., Cioccarelli, S., Grattini, N., Gustin, M., Martinoli, A., Rubolini, D., Sbrilli, A., Zanichelli, A., Martinoli, A., Morganti, M., 2022. Intra-guild spatial niche overlap among three small falcon species in an area of recent sympatry. European Zoological Journal, 89: 510–526. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2022.2055170

30) Deng, J., Assandri, G., Chauhan, P., Futahashi, R., Galimberti, A., Hansson, B., Lancaster, L.T., Takahashi, Y., Svensson, E.I., Duplouy, A. (2021) Wolbachia-driven selective sweep in a range expanding insect species. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 21(1), 181. https://bmcecolevol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-021-01906-6

29) Barbaro, L.L., Assandri, G., Brambilla, M., Castagneyrol, B., Froidevaux, J., Giffard, B., Pithon, J., Puig‐Montserrat, X., Torre, I., Calatayud, F., Gaüzère, P., Guenser, J., Macià‐Valverde, F.‐X., Mary, S., Raison, L., Sirami, C. and Rusch, A. (2021) Organic management and landscape heterogeneity combine to sustain multifunctional bird communities in European vineyards. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58: 1261-1271. https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.13885

28) Geiger, M., Koblmüller, S., Assandri, G., Chovanec, A., Ekrem, T., Fischer, I., Galimberti, A., Grabowski, M., Haring, E., Hausmann, A., Hendrich, L., Koch, S., Mamos, T., Rothe, U., Rulik, B., Rewicz, T., Sittenthaler, M., Stur, E., Tonczyk, G., Zangl, L., Moriniere, J., 2021. Coverage and quality of DNA barcode references for Central and Northern European Odonata. PeerJ 9, e11192. https://peerj.com/articles/11192/

27) Alba R., Assandri G., Boano G., Cravero F., Chamberlain D., (2021). An assessment of the current and historical distribution of the Corncrake Crex crex in the Western Italian Alps. Avocetta, 45: 9-19. https://doi.org/10.30456/AVO.2021101

26) Maggioni, D., Assandri, G., Ramazzotti F., Magnani, D., Pellegrino, I., Valsecchi, E., Galimberti, A. (2021) Differential genetic variability at two mtDNA COI regions does not imply mismatches in Odonata molecular identification performances. The European Zoological Journal, 88: 425-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2021.1896795

25) Galimberti, A., Assandri, G. ^, Maggioni, D., Ramazzotti, F., Baroni, D., Bazzi, G., Chiandetti, I., Corso, A., Ferri, V., Galuppi, M., Ilahiane, L., La Porta, G., Laddaga, L., Landi, F., Mastropasqua, F., Ramellini, S., Santinelli, R., Soldato, G., Surdo, S., Casiraghi, M. (2021) Italian Odonates in the Pandora’s Box: A Comprehensive DNA Barcoding Inventory Shows Taxonomic Warnings at the Holarctic Scale. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21: 183-200. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13235

24) Assandri, G.* (2021) Anthropogenic-driven transformations of dragonfly (Insecta: Odonata) communities of low elevation mountain wetlands during the last century. Insect Conservation & Diversity, 14: 26-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12439

23) Assandri, G.*, Bazzi, G., Maggioni, D., Galimberti, A. & Kunz, B. (2020) Distribution, autecology, genetic characterization, and conservation of the Western Mediterranean endemic dragonfly Orthetrum nitidinerve (Selys, 1841): insights from Italy. International Journal of Odonatology, 23: 405-422. https://doi.org/10.1080/13887890.2020.1828194

22) Mori, E., Saavedra, S., Menchetti, M., Assandri, G. (2020) Past and present distribution of the Common Myna Acridotheres tristis in Italy: a review. Avocetta, 44, 32–36. https://doi.org/10.30456/AVO.2020102

21) Brambilla, M., Scridel, D., Bazzi, G., Ilahiane, L., Iemma, A., Pedrini, P., Bassi, E., Bionda, R., Marchesi, L., Genero, F., Teufelbauer, N., Probst, R., Vrezec, A., Kmecl, P., Mihelič, T., Bogliani, G., Schmid, H., Assandri, G., Pontarini, R., Braunisch, V., Arlettaz, R. & Chamberlain, D. (2020) Species interactions and climate change: how the disruption of species co-occurrence will impact on an avian forest guild. Global Change Biology, 26: 1212-1224. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14953

20) Paiola, A.^, Assandri, G.^, Brambilla, M., Zottini, M., Pedrini, P. & Nascimbene, J. (2020) Exploring the potential of vineyards for biodiversity conservation and delivery of biodiversity-mediated ecosystem services: A global-scale systematic review. Science of the Total Environment, 706: 135839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135839

19) Assandri G.*, Bogliani G., Pedrini P. & Brambilla M. (2019) Species-specific responses to habitat and livestock management call for carefully targeted conservation strategies for declining meadow birds. Journal for Nature Conservation 52: 125757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2019.125757

18) Assandri G.*, Bogliani G., Pedrini P., Brambilla M. (2019) Toward the next CAP reform: determinants of avian communities in hay-meadows reveal current policies’ inadequacy for biodiversity conservation in grassland. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56: 604–617. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13332

18) Mori E., Assandri G. (2019) Coming back home: recolonisation of abandoned dens by crested porcupines Hystrix 2 cristata and European badgers Meles meles after wood-cutting and riparian vegetation 3 mowing events. Hystrix -Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 30: 39-43. https://doi.org/10.4404/hystrix-00176-2019

17) Assandri, G.*, Franceschini, A., Lencioni, V. (2019) Dragonfly biodiversity 90 years ago in an Alpine region: The Odonata historical collection of the MUSE (Trento, Italy). Biodiversity Data Journal, 7: e32391. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e32391

16) Piretta L., Assandri G.* (2019) First record of the migrant dragonfly Pantala flavescens for mainland Italy (Insecta: Odonata). Fragmenta Entomologica, 51: 247–250. https://rosa.uniroma1.it/rosa02/fragmenta_entomologica/article/view/376/386

15) Assandri, G.* (2019) A critical review of the odonate fauna of Trentino: annotated check-list and new relevant data for Italy (Insecta: Odonata). Fragmenta Entomologica, 51: 75–88.


14) Assandri G.*, Bogliani G., Pedrini P., Brambilla M. (2018) Beautiful agricultural landscapes promote cultural ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. Agriculture Ecosystem & Environment, 256: 200-210. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167880918300343

13) Assandri, G.*, Bernardi, A., Schmoliner, A., Bogliani, G., Pedrini, P., Brambilla, M. (2018) A matter of pipes: Wryneck Jynx torquilla habitat selection and breeding performance in an intensive agroecosystem. Journal of Ornithology, 159, 103–114. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-017-1479-y

12) Assandri G.*, Bogliani G., Pedrini P., Brambilla M. (2017) Insectivorous birds as 'non-traditional' flagship species in vineyards: Applying a neglected conservation paradigm to agricultural systems. Ecological indicators, 80, 275-285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.012

11) Brambilla M., Caprio E., Assandri G., Scridel D., Bassi E., Bionda R., Celada C., Falco R., Bogliani G., Pedrini P., Rolando A., Chamberlain D. (2017) A spatially explicit definition of conservation priorities according to population resistance and resilience, species importance and level of threat in a changing climate. Diversity and Distributions, 23: 727-738. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12572

10) Brambilla M., Ilahiane L., Assandri G., Ronchi S., Bogliani G. (2017) Combining habitat requirements of endemic bird species and other ecosystem services may synergistically enhance conservation efforts. Science of the Total Environment 586: 206-214.


9) Assandri, G.*, Bogliani, G., Pedrini, P., Brambilla, M. (2017) Land-use and bird occurence at the urban margin in the Italian Alps: implication for planning and conservation. North Western Journal of Zoology 13(1): 77-84. https://biozoojournals.ro/nwjz/content/v13n1/nwjz_e161601_Assandri.pdf

8) Assandri, G.*^, Morganti, M., Bogliani, G., Pulido, F. (2017) The value of abandoned olive groves for blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) in a Mediterranean agroecosystem: a year-round telemetry study. European Journal of Wildlife Research 63: 26. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10344-017-1082-9

7) Assandri, G.*, Bogliani G., Pedrini P., Brambilla M. (2017) Assessing common birds’ ecological requirements to address nature conservation in permanent crops: Lessons from Italian vineyards. Journal of Environmental Management 191: 145–154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.12.071

6) Assandri, G.*, Giacomazzo M., Brambilla M., Griggio M., Pedrini P. (2017) Nest density, nest-site selection and breeding success of birds in vineyards: management implication for conservation in a highly intensive farming system. Biological Conservation 205: 23-33.


5) Morganti, M., Assandri, G.^, Aguirre, J.I., Ramirez, A., Caffi M., Pulido, F. (2017) How residents behave: home range flexibility and dominance over migrants in a Mediterranean passerine. Animal Behaviour, 123: 293-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.10.021

4) Assandri, G.*, Bogliani, G., Pedrini, P., Brambilla, M. (2016) Diversity in the monotony? Habitat traits and management practices shape avian communities in intensive vineyards. Agriculture Ecosystem & Environment 223, 250–260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.03.014

3) Brambilla, M., Assandri, G., Martino, G., Bogliani, G., Pedrini, P. (2015) The importance of residual habitats and crop management for the conservation of birds breeding in intensive orchards. Ecological Research 30, 597–604. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11284-015-1260-8

2) Assandri G., Morganti M. (2015) Is the Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata Expanding northward because of climate warming? Bird Study 62, 126–131. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2014.988600

1) Assandri, G.* (2013) First breeding attempt of spectacled warbler Sylvia conspicillata in the Italian Alps. Avocetta 37, 63–66. https://www.avocetta.org/articles/vol-37-1-id-first-breedingattempt-of-spectacled-warbler-i-stylemso-bidi-font-stylenormalsylviaconspicillatai-in-the-italian-alps/

Refereed book chapters

Geneletti, D., Esmail, B.A., Scolozzi, R., Assandri, G., Brambilla, M., Pedrini, P., 2020. Modelling biodiversity and ecosystem services trade-offs in agricultural landscapes to support planning and policy-making, in: Mirschel, W., Terleev, V. V., Wenkel, K.-O. (Eds.) Landscape Modelling and Decision Support. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 421–441.