Francesco Pio Tozzi

Francesco Pio Tozzi
Università degli Studi del Molise | Università del Molise · Department of Biosciences and Territory

Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Tecnologies

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Introduction
My researches are focused on distribution and ecological effects of Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) on native plant species cover and typical vegetation structure in Mediterranean coastal dune habitats.
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November 2019 - October 2022
Università degli Studi del Molise
Position
  • PhD

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Publications (12)
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Evidence of the effects of alien plant colonisation on plant communities is often hindered by the fact that similar patterns in community composition can arise through a variety of processes. The objective of this study is to determine whether changes in species composition in coastal dune communities depend on the colonisation of a neophyte plant,...
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Invasive alien plants (IAP) pose a major threat to biodiversity and have a negative impact on the integrity and conservation status of plant communities. Mediterranean dunes are widely exposed to IAP, due to their environmental heterogeneity and the anthropogenic pressures to which they are subjected. The current study explored the possible existen...
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Coastal wetlands are biodiversity hotspots, highly threatened, and for which restoration actions have been widely implemented. Systematic monitoring of biodiversity after restoration actions on Mediterranean salt marshes vegetation needs further attention. We analyzed temporal changes in plant species composition and ecology in a restored brackish...
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Il manuale si colloca nell’ambito dei progetti LIFE17 NAT/IT/000565 CALLIOPE (Coastal dune hAbitats, subLittoraL sandbanks, marine reefs: cOnservation, Protection, and thrEats Mitigation) e LIFE16 NAT/IT/000589 REDUNE - (REstoration of DUNE habitats in Natura 2000 sites of the Veneto coast) e come capitalizzazione delle azioni del progetto LIFE1...
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New Italian data on the distribution of the Annex I Habitats 1510*, 2130*, 2250*, 3180*, 3260, 5230*, 6410, 7140, 7220*, 9320 are reported in this contribution. Specifically, 14 new occurrences in Natura 2000 sites are presented and 20 new cells are added in the EEA 10 km × 10 km reference grid. The new data refer to the Italian administrative regi...
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We evaluated the ecological impacts of the invasive alien species (IAS) Acacia saligna on the vegetation composition and structure of two coastal dunes woody habitats of Union concern (2250*: coastal dunes with Juniperus spp. and 2260: dunes with sclerophyllous vegetation consisting of Cisto-Lavanduletalia). We sampled 20 paired plots per habitat t...
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Habitat monitoring in Europe is regulated by Article 17 of the Habitats Directive, which suggests the use of typical species to assess habitat conservation status. Yet, the Directive uses the term “typical” species but does not provide a definition, either for its use in reporting or for its use in impact assessments. To address the issue, an onlin...
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Beach litter accumulation patterns are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors, as well as by the distribution of anthropogenic sources. Although the importance of comprehensive approaches to deal with anthropogenic litter pollution is acknowledged, integrated studies including geomorphologic, biotic, and anthropic factors in relation to beach deb...
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How effective are the boardwalks that cross the dunes to maintain biodiversity? One of the most common anthropic pressures in dune ecosystems is the trampling on the vegetation, which causes the ruderalization of the flora and favors the spread of invasive alien species. In this paper an ecological monitoring was carried out to verify the effective...
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Beach litter threatens coastal dunes integrity across the world. European countries are committed to improving the environmental status of the marine and coastal environment by 2020, and to do this, they need to reduce the gap of knowledge about litter accumulation patterns in coastal environments. We analyzed the distribution pattern of waste, dif...
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This work provides a contribution to the evaluation of the environmental impact of beach litter in the dune ecosystems of coastal protected areas of Southern Abruzzo and Molise. The litter was classified depending on the material type and its use before becoming waste; moreover, the beach litter accumulation was analyzed for each EU habitat of coa...

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