Federico Banfi

Federico Banfi
University of Antwerp | UA · Department of Biology

PhD fellow researcher

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3
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Citations since 2017
3 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
November 2020 - present
University of Antwerp
Position
  • PhD Student
March 2019 - October 2020
University of Antwerp
Position
  • Volunteer research collaborator
Description
  • Unremunerated staff memeber at the Laboratory for Functional Morphology
Education
October 2016 - February 2019
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Field of study
  • Herpetology
October 2012 - December 2015
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Natural Sciences

Publications

Publications (3)
Article
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In snakes, melanism can improve thermoregulation efficiency, reproductive success and provide additional protection to internal organs from solar radiation. For these reasons, such conditions could be beneficial for animals living in both cold and warm environments. For widely distributed species of grass snake (genus Natrix), several single encoun...
Poster
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Bruni G., Di Nicola M.R., Banfi F., Faraone F.P., 2021. Distribution and characterization of melanism in grass snakes from Italy. XIII Congresso Nazionale Societas Herpetologica Italica, Lipari (Messina), 22-26 settembre.
Article
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Multiple hypotheses have been proposed to explain the variation of dorsal patterns observed in snakes, but no studies yet have tested them over broad taxonomic and geographical scales. The Viperidae offer a powerful model group to test eco-evolutionary processes that lead to disruptive and cryptic ornaments. We developed a database reporting dorsal...

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