Ritratto di laura.parducci@uniroma1.it

 

Cosa insegno / What I teach 

Triennale/BSc level: Sistematica e conservazione della flora che dal 2025 diventerà Evoluzione e conservazione della diversità vegetale (in Italiano); Tassonomia dei vegetali e flora d'Italia (in Italiano). 

Magistrale/ MSc level: Advanced molecular methods applied to cultural heritage (in English); Archeometry and laboratory of archeometry (in English), Fitogeografia (in Italiano). 

Dottorato/PhD levelEcological Effects of Climare Change (in English).

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Students who wish to follow my courses (links to the right) should register to the platform Moodle e-learning. Information relating to each course is communicated to registered students before the start via this platform.


Inizio corsi / Course start

Archaeometry and laboratory of archaeometry (Sept 27, 2023); Sistematica e conservazione della flora/ (February 26, 2024); Advanced molecular methods applied to cultural heritage (February 26, 2024); Fitogeografia (February 28, 2024); Tassonomia dei vegetali e flora d'Italia (February 27, 2024); Ecological Effects of Climare Change (February or June 2024).


Ricevimento / Reception times

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (11.00 – 12.00). Please contact me by email mail for an appointment.


My research profile 

I am a plant molecular ecologist with a passion for ancient DNA studies. I am interested in studying how organisms, especially plants, adapted in response to climate change. In my group we also identify species from ancient subtrates like lake sedimentscultural heritage materials (statues, manuscripts, herbarium material)  to characterise samples important for historical, archeological and ecological reconstructions. We use also modern DNA from contemporary plant populations to understand their current genetic relationships and history. For our taxonomic identifications we use molecular techniques based on DNA metabarcoding & shotgun metagenomics. 

I like also to use #Art to outreach in #Science; see some examples on my personal homepage here.


Since 1994 I have worked in Sweden at Uppsala University and from November 2019 I returned to Italy where I am Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome. I have a BSc/MSc degree (1991) in Agricultural Sciences, a PhD (2000) in Forest Genetics and a Swedish 'Docentur' (2012) in Plant Ecology.


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Keywords - Molecular ecology, Ancient DNA, Paleoecology, Environmental DNA, Metabarcoding, Metagenomics, Lake sediments, Plant geography, Plant systematics. 

 


 

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare Bacheca
SISTEMATICA E CONSERVAZIONE DELLA FLORA 1019204 2023/2024
TASSONOMIA DEI VEGETALI E FLORA D'ITALIA 1016326 2023/2024
FITOGEOGRAFIA 1041381 2023/2024
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL METHODS APPLIED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE 10596255 2023/2024
ARCHAEOMETRY AND LABORATORY OF ARCHAEOMETRY 10600329 2023/2024
FITOGEOGRAFIA 1041381 2022/2023

La biogeografia delle piante (fitogeografia) è una disciplina molto ampia nel suo contenuto, che usa e cerca di sintetizzare discipline tra loro diverse: • Sistematica - classificazione e nomenclatura delle piante basata su un approccio filogenetico-sistematico (cladistico)• Ecologia vegetale• Evoluzione• Biologia riproduttiva delle piante (importanti per l’insediamento e la dispersione) • Genetica: le regole di base• Geologia e storia della Terra• Paleoecologia • Climatologia • Geografia.

 

ARGOMENTI delle LEZIONI (l’ordine degli argomenti potrà variare)
• Introduzione al corso e alla disciplina della Biogeografia • Clima e vegetazione nel mondo • Biomi principali: habitat mediterranei, tropici, savane, deserti, foreste temperate, foreste pluviali temperate, foreste boreali e tundra, praterie temperate • Tempi geologici e tettonica delle placche • Tree-thinking • Evoluzione • Vicarianza, disgiunzione, dispersione, endemismi ed estinzione • Modelli di distribuzione e principali disgiunzioni • Conservazione delle specie/aree.
 

 

SISTEMATICA E CONSERVAZIONE DELLA FLORA 1019204 2022/2023

Sistematica e conservazione della flora  è un corso teorico-pratico che approfondisce gli aspetti evolutivi e conservazionistici delle piante terrestri nel contesto della storia naturale della Terra. Affronta la diversità vegetale esistente dal punto di vista sistematico, filogenetico e biogeografico e fornisce gli strumenti e i metodi per poter identificare e descrivere le piante, capire la loro distribuzione sul pianeta e identificare la loro posizione nella filogenesi delle piante terrestri. Il corso fornisce inoltre una conoscenza base della teoria delle strategie di conservazione, valorizzazione ed uso sostenibile delle risorse vegetali con particola riferimento alla flora d’Italia.

 

ARGOMENTI  delle  LEZIONI 
•  Generalità  sulla  biodiversità  vegetale  e  tendenze  evolutive  •  Relazioni  filogenetiche  nei principali  gruppi  di  piante  vascolari  •  Tipi  di  diversità:  alfa,  beta,  gamma  •  Principi  di  ecologia molecolare,  paleoecologia  tradizionale  e  molecolare  •  Dinamismo  vegetale  •  Principali ordini,  famiglie  e  generi  di  Monocotiledoni  e  Dicotiledoni  •  Strumenti  essenziali  per  il riconoscimento  dei  principali  gruppi  di  vegetali  ed  in  particolare delle  specie  indicative  della flora  vascolare  Mediterranea  •  Cenni  di  fitosociologia  •  Uso  delle  chiavi  analitiche  per  la determinazione  delle  specie  più  caratteristiche  della  flora  vascolare  italiana  •  Convenzioni sulla  tutela  della  biodiversità  vegetale  e  cenni  sul  quadro  normativo  (EU  direttiva  Habitat)  • La  perdita  di  habitat  e  l’estinzione  di  specie  •  Liste  rosse  della  flora  minacciata  •  Strategie  di conservazione  in  situ  ed  ex  situ  •  Aree  protette,  orti  botanici,  banche  del  germoplasma, erbari  •  Esempi  regionali  di  provvedimenti  adottati  per  la  conservazione  in  situ  ed  ex  situ  di specie  a  rischio  di  estinzione  •  Allestimento  di  un  erbario.  

 

 

ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL METHODS APPLIED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE 10596255 2022/2023

Il corso fornisce agli studenti gli strumenti concettuali e metodologici per l'applicazione delle analisi biologiche ai beni culturali. Al termine del corso gli studenti impareranno a identificare i materiali biologici che compongono le opere d'arte, gli agenti biologici che deteriorano le opere d'arte e le strategie per la conservazione del patrimonio culturale. Attraverso l'uso di tecniche tradizionali e più avanzate, come l'uso del DNA antico, gli studenti impareranno a ricostruire i paleoambienti e ad indagare l'impatto umano su di essi.

 

 

ARCHAEOMETRY AND LABORATORY OF ARCHAEOMETRY 10600329 2022/2023

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SISTEMATICA E CONSERVAZIONE DELLA FLORA 1019204 2021/2022

Sistematica e conservazione della diversità vegetale è un corso teorico-pratico che approfondisce gli aspetti evolutivi e conservatoristici della diversità delle piante terrestri nel contesto della storia naturale della terra.Affronta la diversità vegetale dal punto di vista sistematico, filogenetico e biogeografico e fornisce gli strumenti e i metodi per poter

identificare e descrivere le specie vegetali, capire la loro distribuzione sul pianeta e identificare la loro posizione nella filogenesi delle piante terrestri. Il corso fornisce inoltre una conoscenza base della teoria delle strategie di conservazione, valorizzazione ed uso sostenibile delle risorse vegetali con particola riferimento alla flora d’Italia.

 

Link diretto al corso > https://elearning.uniroma1.it/course/view.php?id=14444

FITOGEOGRAFIA 1041381 2021/2022

Questo corso esamina i modelli di distribuzione delle piante sulla Terra e i fattori che influenzano la loro distribuzione geografica. Studieremo assieme le somiglianze delle comunità vegetali in diverse parti del mondo, così come i modelli di distribuzione dei singoli taxa. Discuteremo i metodi utilizzati dalla scienza per investigare la storia e l’evoluzione delle piante, capiremo le cause dei cambiamenti degli areali nel tempo e impareremo a capire i possibili sviluppi in relazione ai cambiamenti climatici del futuro. Faremo due escursioni botaniche per capire e vedere quanto imparato insieme durante il corso.

 

Link diretto al corso > https://elearning.uniroma1.it/course/view.php?id=14445

ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL METHODS APPLIED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE 10596255 2021/2022

Il corso fornisce agli studenti gli strumenti concettuali e metodologici per l'applicazione delle analisi biologiche ai beni culturali. Al termine del corso gli studenti impareranno a identificare i materiali biologici che compongono le opere d'arte, gli agenti biologici che deteriorano le opere d'arte e le strategie per la conservazione del patrimonio culturale. Attraverso l'uso di tecniche tradizionali e più avanzate, come l'uso del DNA antico, gli studenti impareranno a ricostruire i paleoambienti e ad indagare l'impatto umano su di essi.

 

Link diretto al corso > https://elearning.uniroma1.it/course/view.php?id=14446

SISTEMATICA E CONSERVAZIONE DELLA FLORA 1019204 2020/2021
FITOGEOGRAFIA 1041381 2020/2021
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL METHODS APPLIED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE 10596255 2020/2021
SISTEMATICA E CONSERVAZIONE DELLA FLORA 1019204 2019/2020
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL METHODS APPLIED TO CULTURAL HERITAGE 1055898 2019/2020

Reception times
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (11.00 – 12.00), please contact me to make an appointment (laura.parducci@uniroma1.it)

Below my CV, if you want to know more about my research explore research, people, publications, teaching and photos pages at my personal homepage laurap.it
Web: https://corsidilaurea.uniroma1.it/it/users/lauraparducciuniroma1it

Web: laurap.it
Citizenship: Italy, Sweden

Education
2012 Docent title in Plant Ecology, Uppsala University (Sweden)
2000 PhD in Forest Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)
1991 MSc in Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences, Perugia (Italy)
1989 BSc in Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences, Perugia (Italy)

Academic positions
2020 - University Senior lecturer (Associate Professor) Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
2012-2019 Researcher Docent (Associate Professor) Uppsala University (Sweden)
2012 Researcher (Assistant Professor) GeoGenetics Centre, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
2008 -2012 Researcher (Assistant Professor) Uppsala University (Sweden)
2002-2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University (Sweden)
1992-1994 Research assistant, Italian National Research Council (Italy)

Specialization: Ancient DNA research, Molecular ecology, Plant geography, genetics, systematics and evolution, Molecular analyses on Cultural Heritage

Research grants >10000
2017 SciLifeLab Swedish Biodiversity Program (SEK 300000 for sample processing)
2016 SciLifeLab Bioinformatic Long-term Support
2017-2019 Formas (PI) 2016-01236 (SEK 2904000)
2015-2017 ScieLifeLab Stockholm (PI) research and postdoctoral grants (SEK 1315000)
2014-2017 Vetenskapsrådet (PI) 2013-D0568401 (SEK 3600000)
2008-2011 Vetenskapsrådet (PI) 2007-4490 (SEK 3600000)
2018-2019 Carl Trygger s Foundation (PI) 18:351 Past climatic changes: metagenomic analyses from northern and southern lake sediments (SEK 220000)
2015-2016 Carl Trygger s Foundation (PI) 14:371 Ancient DNA of northern latitudes reveals tree response to climate change (SEK 133200)
2012-2013 Carl Trygger s Foundation (PI)11:353 Spruce in Norway - glacial survival or late-Holocene arrival? - An integration of palaeoecology and DNA studies (SEK 440000)
2009-2010 Carl Trygger s Foundation (PI) 08:303 Population dynamics of forest trees on the central Scandes Mountains (SEK 216000)
2006-2008 Carl Trygger s Foundation (PI) 05:373 Ancient DNA from pollen and macrofossils: direct insights in the recent history of Norway spruce in Fennoscandia (SEK 216000)
2004-2005 Carl Trygger s Foundation (PI) 03:253: Ancient DNA in pollen: Holocene phylogeographic analysis of European conifers (SEK 166500)

Academic commissions
Member of the Council of the Doctoral Program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Ad hoc reviewer for: Science, Nature Communications, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Heredity, Annals of Botany, Quaternary Science Reviews, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Quaternary Research, Molecular Ecology, Plant Species Biology, PlosOne, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Plant Ecology, Applications in Plant Sciences, Geobiology, Science Reports.
Associate Editor for the open-access journals: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution and Quaternary MDPI.
Evaluator for Grant Proposal for: National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), European Research Council (ERC), National Research Foundation (Australia, NRF), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Natural Environment Research (NERC, UK), Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Bergen Research Foundation (Norway, BRS), Marsden Fund (NZ), the Icelandic research Funding (IRF).
Evaluator for Academic positions at Stockholm University.

Other non-academic commissions
2019- Chairperson for the Swedish Plant Phytogeographical Society http://svsplantgeogr.se
2021- Advisory member of the Sedimentary DNA Society https://ercapo.wixsite.com/sedadna-society
2020- Member of and expert and data contributor for the Sedimentary aeDNA-Informatics Consortium https://zenodo.org/communities/aedna-informatics/?page=1&size=20
2017-2023 Board member, Botanical Swedish Foundation Extensus http://www.extensus.nu/styrelsen.php
2016-2019 Board member, Swedish Phytogeographical Society http://svsplantgeogr.se
2015-2023 Stand-in member, Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board https://www.genteknik.se

Evaluation Committee member for PhD degrees
2020 Alexandra Coutinho, Uppsala University, Sweden (Human genetics)
2019 Wentao Chen, Univ. of Grenoble Alps, France (Palaeoecology)
2018 Magdalena Fraser, Uppsala University, Sweden (Archaeology)
2014 Eleftheria Palkopoulou, Stockholm University, Sweden (Palaeogenetics)
2013 Pontus Skoglund, Uppsala University (Palaeogenetics)
2012 Robert de Tex, Uppsala University (Biology)
2011 Annelee Kool, Uppsala University (Systematic biology)

Teaching experience
Sapienza University MSc and BSc level
2022- Archeometry and laboratory of Archeometry. Course coordinator and main teacher (6 ECTS, MSc course, in English).
2020- Plant Geography. Course coordinator and main teacher (6 ECTS, BSc course, in Italian).
2020 - Evolution and Conservation of Italian Flora. Course coordinator and main teacher (6 ECTS, BSc course, in Italian).
2020 - Advanced Biological Methods Applied in Cultural Heritage. Course coordinator and main teacher (3 ECTS, MSc course, in English).
Sapienza University PhD level
2020 - Ecological effects of climate change. Course coordinator and teacher (3 ECTS, PhD course, in English).

Uppsala University MSc and BSc level
2014-2019 Biology debate. Course coordinator (10 ECTS, BSc course, in Swedish).
Uppsala University PhD level
2009-2019 Ecological effects of climate change. Course coordinator and main teacher (10 ECTS, PhD course, in English).
2015 Modelling species distribution under past and future climate Course organizer (2 ECTS, PhD course, in English).
2009 Impacts of climate change on species, populations and communities. Course organizer (5 ECTS, PhD course, in English).

Student supervision
PhD students: 2021- Martina Farese (second supervisor); 2017-2022 Kevin Nota (main supervisor); 2014 -18 Mahmoudi Shamsabad Masoumeh (second supervisor); 2012-16 Kathleen Crossen (second supervisor).
Postdoctoral researchers: 2015-17 Engy Ahmed; 2015-17 Lu Han; 2010-11 Sonia Fontana
MSc and BSc students: 2022-2023 - Giulia Gizzi (BSc Sapienza); 2022 Arianna Pacilio (BSc Sapienza); 2022-2023 Giulia Zippilli (MSc Sapienza); 2022 Chiara Di Verio (BSc Sapienza); 2022 Anna Tozzi (BSc Sapienza); 2021 Davide Dell Orco (BSc Sapienza); 2021Carmen Elena Garcia (MSc Sapienza); 2020 Tim Temizyurek (MSc Uppsala); 2019 Matias Tasel (BSc Uppsala); 2011 Hasan Sahid (MSc) Uppsala; 2003 Linda Albinsson (MSc Uppsala).
Research training and Erasmus students at Uppsala University: 2021Caroline Urbani; 2021 Francesca Benedetti; 2020 LucaTurolo, Katerina Tasiuoli; 2019 Tamara Van Steijin, Alessandro Nobile, Elisa Pierfederici, Marco Aurelio Marangoni; 2018 Anne von Woerkom & Giulia Ghirardello; 2017 Katerina Günter; 2015 Valerie Ambrosi; 2012 Giulia Tuveri & Grigorios Georgolopoulos; 2011Agathe Nowosielski; 2010 Irina Matetovici, Hasan Sahid, Saba Mehrabanfar; 2009 Kevin Fletcher.

Academic training for teaching and supervising
Participated at course at Umeå and Uppsala University: 1998 Basic teacher training course (4 weeks).; 1999 Labour market competences (1 week).; 1999 Training your leadership (1 week); 2000 Project leadership (1 week); 2009 Supervisorship educationc(1 week); 2009 Supervisor course for oral presentation; 2011 Subject-oriented pedagogy (3 weeks); 2017 Supervisor training course (4 days).
Participated at course at La Sapienza University: 2021 Educational Practices for Active Learning (Pratiche didattiche per l apprendimento attivo) (1 day); 2021 Train the trainer online course (10 hours); 2022 SciVal Training: Working with Research Areas and Working with Research Groups (Formazione SciVal: lavorare con aree di ricerca e lavorare con gruppi di ricerca) (2 days); 2023 Safe Zones: Training for the establishment of Safe Zones regarding LGBTQ+ people and the prevention of gender-based violence in all faculties of Sapienza (Safe Zones: formazione per la costituzione di zone sicure in merito alle persone LGBTQ+ e la prevenzione della violenza di genere in tutte le Facoltà di Sapienza) (6 hours); 2023 Webinar How to choose and design an exam test (Come scegliere e progettare una prova d esame) (3 hours).

Selected presentations at conferences and workshops
More than 30 oral presentations at international conferences and workshops as presenting author.
1. GENECO PhD summer school, Lund University (1 September 2022), invited speaker.
2. International Conference on DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity (ICDBB), Sofia, Bulgaria (2022), invited speaker.
3. International Botanical Conference (IBC) online, Idaho, US, (2022), invited speaker.
4. Haifa University, Israel, Departmental seminar series (2020), invited speaker.
5. European Geosciences Union (EGU) Assembly 2020, online, 4 8 May 2020, oral presentation.
6. PAGES Conference on Past Plant Diversity Changes, Rabat, Morocco, 1 5 October 2018, oral presentation.
7. Wallenberg project meeting, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden, 14-16 November 2017, oral presentation.
8. The Society Experimental Biology (SEB), Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 3 6 July 2017, oral presentation.
9. The 5th PAGES Open Science Meeting, Zaragoza, Spain, 9 13 May, 2017, invited speaker.
10. Plant aDNA workshop at the Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL), Birmensdorf, Switzerland, March 19-20, 2015, invited speaker.
11. The 6th Congress of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology SIBE-ISEB, Evolution 2015, Bologna, Italy, 31 August-3 September 2015, invited speaker.
12. Seminar series at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden, 5 March, 2014, invited speaker.
13. The 12th Forest Ecosystem Function Colloquium (FEFCO), Kyoto University, Japan, 30 October 2014, invited speaker.
14. The 3rd Metabarcoding Workshop, Tromsø University Museum, Tromsø, Norway, 4-5 April 2014, invited speaker.
15. Discussion Meeting, Ancient DNA: The first three decades, the Royal Society of London, UK, 18-19 November 2013, oral presentation.
16. PAGES Focus 4 Biodiversity Theme Workshop, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford Martin School, Department of Zoology, Oxford University, UK, 9-11 January 2012, invited speaker.
17. The Linnean Centre for Plant Biology in Uppsala, 10 October 2012, oral presentation.
18. International Palynological Congress (XIII IPC) and the 9th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference (IX IOPC), August 23-30, 2012, Tokyo, Japan, oral presentation.
19. Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), Environmental Change Research Unit (ECRU), University of Helsinki, Finland, 19 April 2012 & 2 October 2012, two oral presentations.
20. Annual meeting Swedish Phytogeographical Society (SVS), Uppsala, Sweden, 31st March 2011. Title of the talk: Norway spruce migration in Scandinavia, invited speaker.
21. The International Union of Quaternary Science (INQUA) XVIII Congress, Bern, Switzerland, 21-27 July 2011, oral presentation.
22. The International Botanical Conference (IBC), Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July 2011, invited speaker.
23. Seminar series for the postgraduate programme Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Exploitation of Native Plants, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1st February 2011, invited speaker.
24. The European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (EPPC), Budapest, Hungary, 6-10 July 2010, oral presentation.
25. Ancient DNA Workshop, Liverpool University & EvolTree, Borrowdale, UK, 4-7 May 2009, invited speaker.
26. The School of Geography, Archaeology, and Palaeoecology, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, 28th May 2007, oral presentation.
27. The International Palynological Congress (IPC) Granada, Spain, July 2004, oral presentation.
28. The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), Stockholm, Sweden, 25-28 August 2004, invited speaker.

Conference session organizer
- INQUA Rome 2023, Ancient DNA in Quaternary and Archaeological Sediment
- INQUA Rome 2023, Communication Science through Art
- INQUA Dublin 2019, Ancient DNA in Quaternary and Archaeological Sediment
- IPAL/IAL Stockholm 2018, Ancient DNA in Lake Sediments
- SEB Gothenburg 2017, Palaeogenomics and Ancient DNA

Scientific Outreach

European Research Night Sapienza - educational seminar to high school students with title "Ancient DNA of Humans and Plants Helps Us Better Understand Our Past". More than 100 high school students participated.
Swedish Radio interview for the radio program Vetenskapsradion forskarliv talking about my research work (https://podcastaddict.com/episode/http%3A%2F%2Fsverigesradio.se%2Ftopsy%...).
Contributing to Pia Rönnicke s film Drivande skog in 2021 in an art exhibition at Wij Valsverk, Ockelbo, (Sweden) talking about my work on the evolution of trees in relation to the ice age and climate change. (https://www.regiongavleborg.se/kultur/verksamhet/konst/utstallningar-och...)
Scientific/artistic exhibition on Biodiversity and Climate Change with Jill Pelto (http://www.jillpelto.com) Uppsala and Tromsø University, April 2019 Plant research exhibition, Scifest in Uppsala (2019).
Plant research exhibition, Linné Botanical Garden fest in Uppsala (2016, 2018).

Social media activities and responsibilities
2009-2019 Responsible for creating and maintaining academic Twitter accounts for Uppsala University departmental/program (@PlantEcoEvo_UU) and the Swedish Plant Geographical Society (@SVS_PlantGeogr)
2009-2019 Sharing responsibilities for maintaining and updating academic homepages for Uppsala University departmental/program homepage (http://www.ieg.uu.se/plant/) and the Swedish Plant Geographical Society homepage (http://www.vaxtbio.uu.se/svs/)
2020- Coordinator of the working group for the Internationalization of the Faculty SMFN website at Sapienza University of Rome.

Maternity leaves
1996, 2001, 2006 (100% of working time for 9 months each year)

Complete list of publications - Peer-reviewed articles
More than 40 papers with 2194 Scholar citations, h-index: 23 (Scopus 1423 and 19).
Google: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HVO6qjoAAAAJ
Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602210140
(*) Authors contributed equally to the work

2023

Williams, J. W., Blois, J., Capo E., Goring, S., Heintzman, P. D., Monchamp, ME., Parducci, L, Spanbauer, T. L., Von Eggers, J. M., Alsos, I.G., Bowler, C., Coolen, M.J.L., Cullen, N., Crump, S., Epp, L.S. Fernandez-Guerra, A., Grimm, E., Herzschuh, U., Mereghetti, Alessandro, Meyer, R. S., Pérez, V., Shapiro, B., Stoof-Leichsenring, K. R., Wood, J. Strengthening global-change science by integrating aeDNA with paleoecoinformatics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution under review.

Johnson, M., Freeland, J., Parducci, L., Evans, D., Meyer, R., Molano-Flores, B., Davis, M.D. Environmental DNA as an emerging tool in botanical research. American Journal of Botany 1:e16120. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.16120.

2022

Nota, K., Klaminder, J., Milesi, P., Bindler, R., Nobile, A., van Steijn, T., Bertilsson, S., Svensson, B., Hirota, S.K., Matsuo, A., Gunnarsson, U., Seppä, H., Väliranta, M.M., Wohlfarth, B., Suyama, Y., Parducci, L. Norway spruce postglacial recolonization of Fennoscandia. Nature Communications 3, 1333. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-28976-4

Bell, K.L., Lowe, A., Nota, K., Keller, A., Turo, K., Encinas-Viso, F., Parducci, L., Richardson, R., Leggett, R., Brosi, B.J., Burgess, K.S., Suyama, Y., de Vere, N. Plants, pollinators, and their interactions under global ecological change: The role of pollen DNA metabarcoding. Molecular Ecology https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.16689
Michel, A., Minocher, R., Niehoff, P., Li, Y., Nota, K., Gadhvi, M. A., Su, J., Iyer, N., Porter, A., Ngobobo-As-Ibungu, U., Binyinyi, E., Pekeyake, R. N., Parducci, L., Caillaud, D., & Guschanski, K. Isolated Grauer s gorilla populations differ in diet and gut microbiome. Molecular Ecology https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.16663

2021

Monchamp, M.E., Armbrecht, L., Capo, E., Coolen, M.J.L., Cordier, T., Domaizon, I., Epp, L.S., Giguet-Covex, C., Gregory-Eaves, I., Herzschuh, U., Parducci, L., Stoof-Leichsenring, K.R., Williams, J.W. (2021) PaleoEcoGen: Unlocking the power of ancient environmental DNA to understand past ecological trends. Past Global Changes Magazine, Past Global Changes PAGES, 29 (2), 102. https://doi.org/10.22498/pages.29.2.102

Capo E, Giguet-Covex C, Rouillard A, Nota K, Heintzman PD, Vuillemin A, Ariztegui D, Arnaud F, Belle S, Bertilsson S, Bigler C, Bindler R. Brown AG, Clarke CL, Crump SE, Debroas D, Englund G, Ficetola GF, Garner RE, Gauthier J, Gregory-Eaves I, Heinecke L, Herzschuh U, Ibrahim A, Kisand V, Kjær KH, Lammers Y, Littlefair J, Messager E, Monchamp ME, Olajos F, Orsi W, Pedersen MW, Rijal DP, Rydberg J, Spanbauer T, Stoof-Leichsenring K, Taberlet P, Talas L, Thomas C, Walsh D, Wang Y, Willerslev E, van Woerkom A, Zimmermann H, Coolen MJL, Epp LS, Domaizon I, Alsos IA, Parducci L. (2021) Lake sedimentary DNA research on past aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity: Overview and recommendations. Quaternary 4(1), 6. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4010006

2020

Parducci L. (2020) Ancient DNA from lakes: insights into plant response to past climate changes. Past Global Changes Magazine, Past Global Changes (PAGES), 28(1), pp.14-15. https://doi.org/10.22498/pages.28.1.14

Parducci L. (2020) [Review of the book Environmental DNA: For Biodiversity Research and Monitoring, by P. Taberlet, A. Bonin, L Zinger and E. Coissac] The Holocene, 30 (1), pp. 197 198. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619877297

2019

Parducci L. (2019) Quaternary DNA: an interdisciplinary research field. Quaternary Milankovitch Reviews, 2 (4), 37. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat2040037
Mahmoudi Shamsabad M, Assadi M, Parducci L. Phylogeography and population genetics of Acanthophyllum squarrosum complex (Caryophyllaceae) in the Irano-Turanian region. Systematics and Biodiversity 17(4), pp. 412-421. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2019.1590476

Parducci L, Alsos Greve I, Unneberg P, Pedersen Winther M, Han L, Lammers Y, Salonen S, Väliranta M, Slotte T, Wohlfarth B. (2019) Shotgun ancient DNA, pollen and macrofossils analysis of Lateglacial lake sediment from southern Sweden. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 189. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00189

2018

Mahmoudi Shamsabad M, Assadi M, Parducci L. (2018) Impact of climate change implies the northward shift in distribution of the Irano-Turanian subalpine species complex Acanthophyllum squarrosum. Journal of Asian-Pacific Biodiversity 11, pp. 566-572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2018.08.009

Ahmed E*, Parducci L*, Unneberg P, Ågren R, Schenk F, Rattray J, Han L, Yamoah KA, Muschitiello F, Pedersen MW, Smittenberg RH, Slotte T, Wohlfarth B. (2018) Archaea community changes in Lateglacial lake sediments: evidence from ancient DNA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 181, pp. 19-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.11.037

2017

Lendvay B, Hartmann M, Brodbeck S, Nievergelt D, Reinig F, Zoller S. Parducci L, Gugerli F, Büntgen U, Sperisen C. (2017) Improved recovery of ancient DNA from subfossil wood application to the world s oldest Late Glacial pine forest. New Phytologist, 217(4), pp. 1737-1748. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14935

Parducci L, Bennett KD (2017) The real significance of ancient DNA. American Journal of Botany, 104 (6), pp. 800-802. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1700073

Parducci L, Bennett KD, Wood JR, Suyama Y, Alsos Greve I, Ficetola GF, Winther Pedersen M (2017) Ancient plant DNA from lake sediments. New Phytologist, Tansley Review, 214(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14470

Ribeiro MM, Piotti A, Ricardo A, Gaspar D, Costa R, Parducci L, Vendramin GG (2017) Influence of Wildfire and Gene Flow on Arbutus unedo L. (Ericaceae) Genetic Diversity. PlosOne, 12:e0175239. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175239

2016

Tsuda Y, Chen J, Stocks M, Källman M, Sønstebø JH, Parducci L, Semerikov V, Sperisen C, Politov D, Ronkainen T, Väliranta M, Vendramin GG, Tollefsrud MM, Lascoux M (2016) The extent and meaning of hybridization and introgression between Siberian spruce (Picea obovata) and Norway spruce (P. abies): cryptic refugia as stepping-stones to the west? Molecular Ecology, 25(12), pp. 2773 2789. doi: 10.1111/mec.13654

Parducci L & Tollefsrud, MM. (2016) Gran och tall kan ha överlevt i Skandinavien under istiden. [Glacial survival of pine and spruce in northern Scandinavia.] Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift, 110(6), pp. 381-387

Georgolopoulos G, Parducci L, Drouzas AD. (2016) A short phylogenetically informative cpDNA fragment for the identification of Pinus species. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 66, pp. 166-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2016.03.001

2015

Parducci L, Väliranta M, Salonen J S, Ronkainen T, Matetovici S, Fontana S L, Eskola T, Sarala P, Suyama Y (2015) Proxy comparison in ancient peat sediments: pollen, macrofossil and plant DNA. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 370(1660). doi 10.1098/rstb.2013.0382

2014

Bella E, Liepelt S, Parducci L, Drouzas AD (2014) Genetic insights into the hybrid origin of Abies x borisii-regis Mattf. Plant Systematic and Evolution. doi: 10.1007/s00606-014-1113-x

Källman T, De Mita S, Larsson H, Gyllenstrand N, Heuertz M, Parducci L, Suyama Y, Lagercrantz U, Lascoux M (2014) Patterns of nucleotide diversity at photoperiod related genes in Norway Spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.] PlosOne, 9(5): e95306. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0095306

2013

Parducci L, Matetovici I, Fontana SL, Bennett KD, Suyama Y, Haile J, Kjær KH, Krog Larsen N, Drouzas AD, Willerslev E (2013) Molecular and pollen-based vegetation analysis in lake sediments from central Scandinavia. Molecular Ecology, 22, pp. 3511-3524. doi: 10.1111/mec.12298

2012

Parducci* L, Jørgensen* T, Tollefsrud* MM, Elverland* E, Alm A, Fontana SL, Bennett KD, Haile J, Matetovici I, Suyama Y, Edwards ME, Andersen K, Rasmussen M, Boessenkool S, Coissac E, Brochmann C, Taberlet P, Houmark-Nielsen M, Krog Larsen N, Orlando L, Gilbert MTP, Kjær KH, Greve Alsos I, Willerslev E (2012) Glacial Survival of Boreal Trees in Northern Scandinavia. Science, 335, pp. 1083-1086. doi: 10.1126/science.1216043

Parducci L, Edwards ME, Bennett KD, Alm T, Elverland E, Tollefsrud MM, Jørgensen T, Houmark-Nielsen M, Krog Larsen N, Kjær KH, Fontana SL, Greve Alsos I, Willerslev E (2012) Response to Comment on "Glacial Survival of Boreal Trees in Northern Scandinavia . Science, 338, pp. 742-743. doi: 10.1126/science.1225476

Before 2011

Magyari EK, Major A, Bálint M, Nédli J, Braun M, Rácz I, Parducci L. (2011) Population dynamics and genetic changes of Picea abies in the South Carpathians inferred from pollen and ancient DNA analyses. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11, 66. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-11-66

Mac Donald GM, Bennett KD, Jackson ST, Parducci L, Smith FA, Smol JP, Willis KJ (2008) Impacts of climate change on species, populations and communities: palaeobiogeographical insights and frontiers. Progress in Physical Geography, 32 (2), pp. 139-172. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133308094081

Suyama Y, Gunnarsson U, Parducci L (2008) Analysis of short DNA fragments from Holocene peat moss samples. The Holocene, 18 (6), pp. 1003-1006. http://hol.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/18/6/1003.

Bennett KD, Parducci L (2006) DNA from pollen: principles and potential. The Holocene, 16, 1031-1034.

Parducci L, Suyama Y, Lascoux M, Bennett KD (2005) Ancient DNA from pollen: a genetic record of plant population history. Molecular Ecology, 14, pp. 2873-2882.

Parducci L, Bennett KD (2005) Ancient DNA research. Bioscience-explained 2, (2).

Gugerli F, Parducci L, Petit RJ (2005) Ancient plant DNA review and prospects. Review article. New Phytologist, 166, pp. 409 418.

Parducci L, Petit RJ (2004) Ancient DNA unlocking plants fossil secrets. New Phytologist, 161, pp. 335-339.

Parducci L, Szmidt AE, Ribeiro MM, Drouzas AD (2001) Taxonomic position and origin of the endemic Sicilian fir Abies nebrodensis (Lojac.) Mattei based on allozyme analysis. Forest Genetics, 8 (2), pp. 119-127.

Parani M, Rajesh K, Lakshmi M., Parducci L, Szmidt AE, Parida A (2001) Species identification in seven small millet species using PCR-RFLP of trnS-psbC gene region. Genome, 44, pp. 495-499.

Parducci L, Szmidt A, Madaghiele A, Anzidei M, Vendramin GG (2001) Genetic variation at chloroplast microsatellites (cpSSR) in Abies nebrodensis (Lojac.) Mattei and three neighboring Abies species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 102 (5), pp. 733-740.

Parducci L, Szmidt AE (1999) PCR-RFLP analysis of cpDNA in the genus Abies. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 98 (5), pp. 802-808.

Parducci L, Szmidt AE, Villani F, Wang XR, Cherubini M (1996) Genetic variation of Abies alba in Italy. Hereditas, 125 (1), pp. 1-18.

Giannini R, Parducci L, Rossi P, Villani F. (1994) Genetic structure and mating system of Silver fir in the Campolino reserve (North Apennines). Journal of Genetics and Breeding, pp. 335-338.

Book chapters

Garcés-Pastor S, Nota K, Rijal D, Liu S, Jia W, Leunda M, Schwörer C, Crump S, Parducci L, Alsos IG. Terrestrial vegetation DNA from lake sediments. Series: Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 6 Sedimentary DNA 6th Volume of the Springer DPER book series. Editors: Eric Capo, Cecilia Barouillet, and John Smol

Parducci L, Nota K, Wood J (2018) Reconstructing past vegetation communities using ancient DNA from lake sediments. In: Lindqvist C., Rajora O. (eds) Paleogenomics. Population Genomics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/13836_2018_38

Parducci L, Bennett KD (2012) Ancient DNA studies in plant populations. In: Molecular Markers, PCR, Bioinformatics and Ancient DNA Technology, Troubleshooting and Applications. New York: Gabriel Dorado (eds), ISBN: 978-84-691-5272-0.

Parducci L, Suyama Y (2010). Single-pollen genotyping of Holocene lake sediments. In: Single pollen genotyping. Yokyo: Isagi Y, Suyama Y (eds).

PhD thesis

Parducci L (2000) Genetics and Evolution of the Mediterranean Abies species. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden. ISBN: 978-4-431-53901-8.