I am a botanist and ecologist, interested in modelling biodiversity components across varying ecosystems and spatio-temporal scales. My main interests are vegetation and forest ecology, biodiversity conservation, biogeography and phylogeography. I mainly use GIS, Species Distribution Models and population genetics approaches to map and understand biodiversity patterns.

Selected publications

  • Rota F., Carnicero P., Casazza G., Nascimbene J., Schönswetter P., Wellstein C., (2023) Altitudinal segregation partially predicts survival of three alpine plant species across nunatak and peripheral glacial refugia. preprint on Authorea. September 09, 2023. DOI: 10.22541/au.169425913.38012285/v1
  • Orsenigo S., Calderisi G., Cogoni D., Mondoni A., Nascimbene J., Rota F., Sajeevan T., Wijayasinghe M., Wellstein C., Fenu G. (2023) Global and Regional IUCN Red List Assessments: 15. Italian Botanist 15: 177-191. https://doi.org/10.3897/italianbotanist.15.107040
  • Rota F., Casazza G., Genova G., Midolo G., Prosser F., Bertolli A., Wilhalm T., Nascimbene J., Wellstein C. Topography of the Dolomites modulates range dynamics of narrow endemic plants under climate change (2022) Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05440-3
  • Bonari, G., Fantinato, E., Lazzaro, L., Sperandii, M. G., Acosta, A. T. R., Allegrezza, M., … Rota, F. & Bagella, S. Shedding light on typical species: implications for habitat monitoring. (2021) Plant Sociology, 58, 157. https://doi.org/10.3897/pls2020581/08
  • Rota F., Vidal-Rodríguez M., Chiarucci A., Fernández-Palacios J.M., Whittaker R.J. Monitoring a thermophilous woodland reforestation project in Tenerife, Canary Islands (2021) Scientia Insularum, número 4, doi: https://doi.org/10.25145/j.SI.2021.04.02