Former member (Postdoctoral Researcher)
I am broadly interested in biodiversity, plant communication and ecological networks. Exploring how life's complexity is maintained and the role of networks in ecological systems have been recurrent aims of my studies.
In particular, my core research is centred around cause-and-effect of networks of interactions including plants, their neighbours and their mutualistic and antagonistic partners in real-world ecosystems. To answer to these questions, whenever possible, I integrate observations, models and experiments.
My current research focuses on the impact of global change– deforestation, overgrazing, and biodiversity loss– on biotic interactions and the role of plant communication in ecological communities.
In my free time, I like climbing, ski-mountaneering and hiking. I hope my research output helps society to better manage ecosystems and to design novel solutions for sustainable schemes.
Posts by Gianalberto Losapio
- Reconnecting People + Nature in the Anthropocene (YouTube videos)
- A Dirzo Podcast on mass biological loss is now uploaded onto YouTube & audio platforms
- New paper: Restoration of plant-animal interactions in terrestrial ecosystems
- New paper: Trophic rewilding benefits a tropical community through direct and indirect network effects
- New paper: Phenotypic plasticity in plant defense across life stages: Inducibility, transgenerational induction, and transgenerational priming in wild radish