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Rosanna Piervittori
University of Turin
LichenGeologyEcologyBotanyBiology
102Publications
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Abstract Dispersal patterns of lichen species in monumental and archaeological sites and their relationships with spatial population structure are almost unknown, hampering predictions on colonization dynamics that are fundamental for planning conservation strategies. In this work, we tested if the local abundance and distribution pattern of some common lichen species on carbonate stones of heritage sites may be related to their patterns of propagule dispersal. We combined analyses of the spatia...
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#1C. Tonon (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 1
#2Sergio E. Favero-Longo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
Last. Diego Elia (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 1
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Abstract On the stone cultural heritage, the influence of architecture-related microenvironmental features on lichen diversity, abundance and consequent threats for conservation has been still poorly characterized to support management plans. Such relationships were here investigated on the vertical surfaces of the House of the Ancient Hunt in Pompeii, archaeological site in S-Italy where the variability of lichen saxicolous communities has been still completely neglected despite their widesprea...
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#1Sergio E. Favero-Longo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
#2Francesco Brigadeci (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 1
Last. Rosanna Piervittori (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Investigations are needed to address and optimize the use of biocides and restoration materials with reference to the fungal diversity, which often characterizes cultural heritage surfaces. This work aimed to examine the diversity of fungi responsible of aesthetic decay on the stuccos of the vault of a religious building in Torino (NW-Italy), and to evaluate the sensitivity of the detected set of species to widely used biocidal products (benzalkonium chloride, isothiazolinones, sulphami...
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#1Diego EliaH-Index: 1
#2Valeria MeiranoH-Index: 1
Last. M. DemmelbauerH-Index: 1
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#1M. Morando (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 3
#2Katrin Wilhelm (University of Oxford)H-Index: 4
Last. Sergio E. Favero-Longo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
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Hyphal penetration, mineral dissolution and neoformation at the lichen-rock interface have been widely characterized by microscopic and spectroscopic studies, and considered as proxies of lichen deterioration of stone substrates. However, these phenomena have not been clearly related to experimental data on physical properties related to stone durability, and the physical consequences of lichen removal from stone surfaces have been also overlooked. In this study, we combine microscopic and spect...
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#1M. MorandoH-Index: 3
Last. Rosanna PiervittoriH-Index: 17
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#1Sergio E. Favero-Longo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
#2Enrica Matteucci (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 8
Last. Rosanna Piervittori (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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There is a long history of studies on lichens found in ultramafic habitats, but comparisons between lichen communities on different ultramafic lithologies are scant, and potential metabolic adaptations to the multiple edaphic stresses of ultramafic substrates have been widely neglected. The present work is the first to characterise differences in the abundance and structure of saxicolous lichen communities on different ultramafic lithologies (dunite, lherzolite, and serpentinite), analysed in tw...
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#1Sergio E. Favero-Longo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 15
#2Edoardo Accattino (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 2
Last. Rosanna Piervittori (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 17
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A role of lithobionts in geomorphological processes is increasingly argued, but the spatio-temporal scale of their impact is largely unexplored in many ecosystems. This study first characterizes in the temperate zone (northwest Italy) the relationships between lithobiontic communities including endolithic lichens and the hardness of their siliceous rock substrate (Villarfocchiardo Gneiss). The communities are characterized, on humid and xeric quarry surfaces exposed for decades and natural outcr...
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#1Franco Rolfo (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 18
#2Piera Benna (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 12
Last. Piergiorgio Rossetti (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 7
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In order to promote geosite conservation in the project entitled ‘PROactive management of GEOlogical heritage in the PIEMONTE Region’, we propose a comprehensive study involving the Monviso Massif (MM) geothematic area, one of the most outstanding symbols of the Alps and particularly of the Cottian Alps. Specifically, at the MM, the inventory of a number of different geosites whose conservation and development require different geologic and some additional non-geological expertise is considered:...
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