Daniela Gigante

Daniela Gigante

Research Group: Biodiversity & Ecology

Current Position: Researcher (Assistant Professor, SSD BIO/03 - Applied Botany) at University of Perugia, Dept. of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnologies

Address: via del Giochetto [Edificio A, Piano 4°, Stanza 17] - I-06126 Perugia, Italy - tel +39 075 585 7312
e-mail
: daniela.gigante@unipg.it

Main research fields: Flora and plant populations; Vegetation and habitats, with special focus on wet ecosystems; Species and Habitat Red-Listing; Environmental Monitoring and Reporting; Management and Planning in protected areas and Natura 2000 Sites.

Education
2000 - PhD Degree in Applied Botany, University of Perugia (Italy)
2000 - Master in "Vegetation Analysis: survey and data analysis about flora, vegetation and soil", University of Ancona (Italy)
1997 - "Laurea" (Master's Degree) in Natural Science (with Honors), University of Perugia (Italy)

Awards
2002 - Winner of the Culture National Award conferred by S.B.I. (Italian Botanical Society) to PhD Thesis about Botany

Recent financed projects

2015-2016 - National Coordinator of the Italian Team for the European Red List of Habitats project, by Subcontract with Alterra, The Netherlands, in the frame of the European Project financed by the EU – DG Environment (Service Contract No. 07.0307/2013/664057/SER/B.3).

2015-2016 -Member of the Scientific Coordinating Team
of the National Project for the support to the creation of a national monitoring plan for Italian terrestrial and freshwater habitats of Community Interest (Annex 1, Habitats Directive), by agreement between ISPRA and SISV (Italian Society of Science Vegetation), under the Convention "Support to the implementation of a National Plan for monitoring of terrestrial and freshwater species and habitats of Community interest, in synergy with the network of Regional Observatories and offices for the implementation of National Biodiversity strategy" with the MATTM

2014-2017 - Participation, as member of the Staff of the Associated beneficiary "DCBB", to the 3 years financed LIFE+ Project "SUN - Strategy for the Natura 2000 Network of the Umbria Region"

2014-2017 - Participation, as member of the University of Perugia Permanent Staff, to the 3 years financed FIRB Project "The regression of Phragmites australis in Central Italy. Evidence for the conservation status of palustrine ecosystems" (Protocol n°: RBFR13P7PR)

2013-2014 - Participation, as member of the Staff of University of Perugia, to the Project "PGR Secure" in the frame of the Seventh Framework Programme THEME KBBE.2010.1.1-03, Grant agreement no. 266394 (EU Coordinator: Dr. Nigel Maxted, University of Birmingham, UK; Coordinator of University of Perugia Team: Prof. Valeria Negri)

2010-2011 - Scientific Leader of the Research Project "Study of Flora-Habitat-Vegetation in the fluvial system Corno-Nera (Central Italy)"

Other activities

Associated Editor of "Plant Sociology" (ISSN: 2280-1855), International Journal edited by the Italian Society for Vegetation Science (SISV), indexed on Scopus, Elsevier’s A&I Geobase, TR Biosis Previews, TR Biological Abstracts.

Member of the Editorial Board of "Phytocoenologia" (ISSN 0340-269X), International Journal for Vegetation survey and Classification

Member of the Steering Committee (and Secretary) of the IAVS Working Group for Phytosociological Nomenclature (2013-2017)

Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Vegetation Data Bank "VegItaly"

Scientific advisor for the botanical Data Bank “anArchive databases system”

Member of the Botanical Group in the Regional Observatory for Biodiversity, Rural Landscape and Sustainable Development, an Office of Umbria Region, created by way of DGR n. 968 - 13.07.2009.

Co-author of the Italian Manual for the Interpretation of Dir. 92/43/EEC habitats [Biondi E., Blasi C., Burrascano S., Casavecchia S., Copiz R., Del Vico E., Galdenzi D., Gigante D., Lasen C., Spampinato G., Venanzoni R., Zivkovic L., 2009. Manuale Italiano di interpretazione degli habitat della Direttiva 92/43/CEE. Società Botanica Italiana. Ministero dell’Ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare, D.P.N.]

Teaching

Vegetation Science for the Bachelor Degree in Biological Science, Curriculum 2 "Ambientale-Naturalistico"

Sistemi Vegetali (Plant Biosystems) for the Master's degree in Biomolecular and EnvironmentalSciences, Curriculum: Biodiversity and management of natural resources

Coordinator of the following Erasmus Bilateral Agreements for the Academic Years 2014/2020:
Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg - GERMANY (ID-code: D OLDENBU01)
Anadolu University, Eskisehir - TURKEY (ID-code: TR ESKISEH01)
Masaryk University Brno - CZECH REPUBLIC (ID-code: CZ BRNO05)
Universidad de Córdoba - SPAIN (ID-code: E CORDOBA01)

 

Most relevant publications in the period 2011-2014

  • Poponessi S., Aleffi M., D. Gigante, Venanzoni R., 2016. Updates on the bryophyte flora of the lowland woods and temporary ponds west of Lake Trasimeno (Central Italy). Fl. Medit. 26: 151-162. doi: 10.7320/FlMedit26.151
  • Cutini M., Carli E., Console C., Frattaroli A.R., Venanzoni R., Viciani R., Zitti S., Gigante D., 2016 (accepted). Nota a chiarimento dell’Editoriale ‘Habitat reali o virtuali?’ di C. Urbinati e G. Iorio. Forest@ (early view): e1-e4. doi: 10.3832/efor2276-013
  • Gigante D., Attorre F., Venanzoni R., Acosta A.T.R., Agrillo E., Aleffi M., Alessi N., Allegrezza M., Angelini P., Angiolini C., Assini S., Azzella M.M., Bagella S., Biondi E., Bolpagni R., Bonari G., Bracco F., Brullo S., Buffa G., Carli E., Caruso G., Casavecchia S., Casella L., Cerabolini B.E.L., Ciaschetti G., Copiz R., Cutini M., Del Vecchio S., Del Vico E., Di Martino L., Facioni L., Fanelli G., Foggi B., Frattaroli A.R., Galdenzi D., Gangale C., Gasparri R., Genovesi P., Gianguzzi L., Gironi F., Giusso Del Galdo G., Gualmini M., Guarino R., Lasen C., Lastrucci L., Maneli F., Pasta S., Paura B., Perrino E.V., Petraglia A., Pirone G., Poponessi S., Prisco I., Puglisi M., Ravera S., Sburlino G., Sciandrello S., Selvaggi A., Spada F., Spampinato G., Strumia S., Tomaselli M., Tomaselli V., Uzunov D., Viciani D., Villani M., Wagensommer R.P., S. Zitti, 2016 (in press, accepted). A methodological protocol for Annex I Habitats monitoring: the contribution of Vegetation science. Plant Sociology, 53(2): 77-87. doi: 10.7338/pls2016532/06.

  • Ellis L.T., Agcagil E., Kırmacı M., Aleffi M., Bakalin V.A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Stryjak-Bogacka M., Bojaca G.F.P., Fantacelle L.B., Araújo C.A.T., Maciel-Silva A.S., Bruno Silva J., Calleja J.A., Cano M.J., Castillo Diaz J., Gabriel R., Dias dos Santos N., Enroth J., Erzberger P., Garilleti R., Hájek M., Hedenäs L., Heras P., Infante M., Kiebacher T., Koczur A., Krawczyk R., Kučera J., Lebouvier M., Lüth M., Mazimpaka V., Vigalondo B., Lara F., Nagy J., Cs. Németh, Kovács A., Nobis M., Węgrzyn M., Wietrzyk P., Norhazrina N., Vanderpoorten A., Nowak A., Poponessi S., Gigante D., Venanzoni R., Plášek V., Rangel Germano S., Schäfer-Verwimp A., Sérgio C., Claro D., Garcia C.A., Shirzadian S., Akhoondi Darzikolaei S., Stebel A., Suleiman M., Yong K.-T., Virchenko V.M., Vončina G., Yoon Y.-J., Choi H.-G., Kim J.H., 2016. New National and Regional Bryophyte Records. J. Bryology, 49: 1-21. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2016.1225777

  • Lastrucci L., Gigante D., Vaselli O., Nisi B., Viciani D., Reale L., Coppi A., Fazzi V., Bonari G., Angiolini C., 2016. Sediment chemistry and flooding exposure: a fatal cocktail for Phragmites australis in the Mediterranean basin? Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52: 365-377. doi: 10.1051/limn/2016023

  • Gigante D., Foggi B., Venanzoni R., Viciani D., Buffa G., 2016. Habitats on the grid: The spatial dimension does matter for red-listing. Journal for Nature Conservation, 32: 1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2016.03.007

  • Landucci F., Řezníčková M., Šumberová K., Chytrý M., Aunina L., Biţă-Nicolae C., Bobrov A., Borsukevych L., Brisse H., Čarni A., Csiky J., Cvijanović D., De Bie E., De Ruffray P., Dubyna D., Dimopoulos P., Dziuba T., Fitzpatrick U., Font X., Gigante D., Golub V., Hennekens S., Hrivnák R., Iemelianova S., Jandt U., Jenačković D., Jansen J., Kącki K., Lájer L., Matulevičiutė D., Mesterházy A., Michalcová D., Paal J., Papastergiadou E., Properzi A., Radulović A., Rodwell J.S., Schaminée J.H.J., Šilc U., Sinkevičienė Z., Stančić Z., Stepanovich J., Teteryuk B., Tzonev R., Venanzoni R., Weekes L., Willner W., 2015. WetVegEurope: a database of aquatic and wetland vegetation of Europe. Phytocoenologia, 45(1): 187-194. doi: 10.1127/phyto/2015/0050

  • Lucarini D., Gigante D., Landucci F., Panfili E., Venanzoni R. 2015. The anArchive taxonomic Checklist for Italian botanical data banking and vegetation analysis: theoretical basis and advantages. Plant Biosyst., 149(6): 958-965. doi: 10.1080/11263504.2014.984010

  • Bricchi E., Gigante D., Mincigrucci G., Poponessi S., Spina A., Venanzoni R., 2014. Pollen morphology of some Amaranthaceae common in Italy. Fl. Medit., 24: 247-272. doi: 10.7320/FlMedit24.247

  • Lastrucci L., Bonari G., Angiolini C., Landi M., Frignani F., Centi C., Casini F., Giallonardo T., Landucci F., Gigante D., Venanzoni R., Viciani D., 2014. Vegetation of Lakes Chiusi and Montepulciano (Siena, Central Italy). Plant Sociology, 51(2): 29-55. doi: 10.7338/pls2014512/03

  • Angelini P., De Angelis M.C., Guerzoni R.P., Gigante D., Rubini A., Properzi A., Venanzoni R., 2014. Wood identification of pile dwellings from the Bronze Age San Savino site (Lake Trasimeno, central Italy). Plant Biosyst, 148(4): 713-722. doi: 10.1080/11263504.2013.814604

  • Gigante D., Maneli F., Venanzoni R., 2014. The role of Potential Natural Vegetation for Natura 2000 Habitat monitoring. Plant Sociology, 51(1): 137-147.

  • Gigante D., Angiolini C., Landucci F., Maneli F., Nisi B., Vaselli O., Venanzoni R., Lastrucci L., 2014. New occurrence of reed bed decline in southern Europe: Do permanent flooding and chemical parameters play a role? Comptes Rendus Biologies, 337: 487-498. doi: 10.1016/j.crvi.2014.05.005

  • Landucci F., Panella L., Lucarini D., Gigante D., Donnini D., Kell S., Maxted N., Venanzoni R., Negri V., 2014. A prioritized inventory of crop wild relatives and wild harvested plants of Italy. Crop Science, 54: 1628-1644. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2013.05.0355

  • Rossi G., Montagnani C., Abeli T., Gargano D., Peruzzi L., Fenu G., Magrini S., Gennai M., Foggi B., Wagensommer R.P., Ravera S., Cogoni A., Aleffi M., Alessandrini A., Bacchetta G., Bagella S., Bartolucci F., Bedini G., Bernardo L., Bovio M., Castello M., Conti F., Domina G., Farris E., Gentili R., Gigante D., Peccenini S., Persiani A.M., Poggio L., Prosser F., Santangelo A., Selvaggi A., Villani M.C., Wilhalm T., Zappa E., Zotti M., Tartaglini N., Ardenghi N.M.G., Blasi C., Raimondo F.M., Venturella G., Cogoni D., Puglisi M., Campisi P., Miserere L., Perrino E.V., Strumia S., Iberite M., Lucchese F., Fabrini G. & Orsenigo S., 2014. Are Red Lists really useful for plant conservation? The New Red List of the Italian Flora as a case study in the perspective of national conservation policies. Plant Biosyst., 148(2): 187-190. doi: 10.1080/11263504.2013.868375

  • Gigante D., Maneli F., Venanzoni R., 2013. Mediterranean temporary wet systems in inland Central Italy: ecological and phytosociological features. Plant Sociology, 50(2): 93-112.

  • Angelini P., Pantazi A., Gigante D., Properzi A., Venanzoni R., 2013. Antagonismo in vitro tra Gibberella fujikuroi ed alcuni miceli di funghi endofiti associati a Phragmites australis. Micol. Ital. XLII-1: 23-32.

  • Gigante D., Landucci F., Truffini A., Venanzoni R., 2013. Phytosociological and ecological features of a dying-back reed bed at the Lake Trasimeno (central Italy). Archivio Geobot., 14 (1-2) (2008): 81-89. ISSN: 1122-7214. Pavia.

  • Gigante D., Landucci F., Venanzoni R., 2013. The reed die-back syndrome and its implications for floristic and vegetational traits of Phragmitetum australis. Plant Sociology, 50(1): 3-16.

  • Landucci F., Gigante D., Venanzoni R., Chytrý M., 2013. Wetland vegetation of the class Phragmito-Magno-Caricetea in central Italy. Phytocoenologia, 43(1-2): 67-100.

  • Biondi E., Allegrezza M., Casavecchia S., Galdenzi D., Gigante D., Pesaresi S., 2013. Validation of some syntaxa of Italian vegetation. Plant Biosyst, 147(1): 186-207. doi:10.1080/11263504.2013.773948

  • Gigante D., Acosta A.T.R., Agrillo E., Attorre F., Cambria V.M., Casavecchia S., Chiarucci A., Del Vico E., De Sanctis M., Facioni L., Geri F., Guarino R., S. Landi, Landucci F., Lucarini D., Panfili E., Pesaresi S., Prisco I., Rosati L., Spada F., Venanzoni R., 2012. VegItaly: Technical features, crucial issues and some solutions. Plant Sociology, 49(2): 71-79. doi: 10.7338/pls2012492/05

  • Landucci F., Acosta A.T.R., Agrillo E., Attorre F., Biondi E., Cambria V.M., Chiarucci A., Del Vico E., De Sanctis M., Facioni L., Geri F., Gigante D., Guarino R., S. Landi, Lucarini D., Panfili E., Pesaresi S., Prisco I., Rosati L., Spada F., Venanzoni R., 2012. VegItaly: The Italian collaborative project for a national vegetation database. Plant Biosyst., 146(4): 756-763.

  •  Reale L., Gigante D., Landucci F., Ferranti F., Venanzoni R., 2012. Morphological and histo-anatomical traits reflect die-back in Phragmites australis (Cav.) Steud. Aquatic Botany, 103: 122-128. Elsevier. ISSN: 0304-3770 - doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.07.005
  • Angelini P., Rubini A., Gigante D., Reale L., Pagiotti R., Venanzoni R., 2012. The endophytic fungal communities associated with the leaves and roots of the common reed (Phragmites australis) in Lake Trasimeno (Perugia, Italy) in declining and healthy stands. Fungal Ecology, 5: 683-693. Elsevier. ISSN: 1754-5048 - doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2012.03.001

  • Venanzoni R., Landucci F., Panfili E., Gigante D., 2012. Toward an Italian national vegetation database: VegItaly. In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. Biodiversity & Ecology, 4: 185-190. ISSN: 1613-9801

  • Biondi E., Burrascano S., Casavecchia S., Copiz R., Del Vico E., Galdenzi D., Gigante D., Lasen C., Spampinato G., Venanzoni R., Zivkovic L., Blasi C., 2012. Diagnosis and syntaxonomic interpretation of Annex I Habitats (Dir. 92/43/ EEC) in Italy at the alliance level. Plant Sociology, 49 (1): 5-37. doi: 10.7338/pls2012491/01

  • Gigante D., Venanzoni R., 2012. Il declino della popolazione di Phragmites australis al Lago Trasimeno. In: Martinelli A. (a cura), Tutela Ambientale del lago Trasimeno: 109-120. Libri/A.R.P.A. Umbria. ISBN: 978-88-905920-03

  • Landucci F., Gigante D., Venanzoni R., 2011. An application of the Cocktail Method for the characterization of the hydrophytic vegetation at Lake Trasimeno (Central Italy). Fitosociologia, 48 (2): 3-22. ISSN: 1125-9078

  • Reale L., Gigante D., Landucci F., Venanzoni R., Ferranti F., 2011. Correlation between sexual reproduction in Phragmites australis and die-back syndrome. The International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology, 3(2), July: 133-140. ISSN: 0975-4296
  • Gigante D., Venanzoni R., Zuccarello V. 2011. Reed die-back in southern Europe? A case study from Central Italy. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 334 (4): 327-336. Elsevier. ISSN: 1631-0691

Altri prodotti

  • Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S., García Criado M., Gubbay S., Haynes T., Nieto A., Sanders N., Landucci F., Loidi J., Ssymank A., Tahvanainen T., Valderrabano M., Acosta A., Aronsson M., Arts G., Attorre F., Bergmeier E., Bijlsma R.-J., Bioret F., Biţă-Nicolae C., Biurrun I., Calix M., Capelo J., Čarni A., Chytrý M., Dengler J., Dimopoulos P., Essl F., Gardfjell H., Gigante D., Giusso del Galdo G., Hájek M., Jansen F., Jansen J., Kapfer J.,
    Mickolajczak A., Molina J.A., Molnár Z., Paternoster D., Piernik A., Poulin B., Renaux B., Schaminée J.H.J., Šumberová K., Toivonen H., Tonteri T., Tsiripidis I., Tzonev R., Valachovič M., 2016. European Red List of Habitats. Part 2. Terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 38 pp. ISBN 978-92-79-61588-7, doi: 10.2779/091372
  • Gigante D., Attorre F. & Venanzoni R., 2016. Box 3: Note metodologiche ai protocolli di monitoraggio. In: Angelini P., Casella L., Grignetti A., Genovesi P. (Eds.), Manuali per il monitoraggio di specie e habitat di interesse comunitario (Direttiva 92/43/CEE) in Italia: habitat. ISPRA, Serie Manuali e Linee Guida, 142/2016: 12-14.
  • Rodwell J., Chytrý M., Hennekens S.M., Jongman R.G.H., Schaminée J.H.J. Gigante D., Landucci F., Panfili E., Venanzoni R., Gaudillat V., Alleaume S., Corbane C., Deshayes M., Luque S., Redon M., 2014. Classification systems as tools for vegetation and habitat mapping. In: Ichter J., Evans D., Richard D. (Eds.) Terrestrial habitat mapping in Europe: an overview: 22-36. EEA Technical report 1/2014. European Environment AgencyLuxembourg. ISSN 1725-2237. doi:10.2800/11055