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Mauro Valerio Pastorino

Mauro Valerio Pastorino
Gruppo Speleologico Ligure "Arturo Issel" -Busalla

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Subterranean habitats are characterized by buffered climatic conditions in comparison to contiguous surface environments and, in general, subterranean biological communities are considered to be relatively constant. However, although several studies have described the seasonal variation of subterranean communities, few analyzed their variability ov...
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Comparative geochemical study on the Sopralacroce carbonic mineral water has allowed to frame its chemism in panorama of famous Italian carbonic waters and some Swiss and Austrian carbonic waters. The water was classified, the geochemical processes that determined its composition were understood and its degree of similarity with 130 selected carbon...
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le informazioni sia sulla sistematica sia sulla biologia dei cestodi che inte- ressano gli anfibi europei sono molto limitate, e fino a poco tempo fa era noto un unico genere: Nematotaenia luhe, 1910 (ricci, 1988). Buriola et al. (2002; 2005) confrontando cestodi provenienti da esemplari parassita- ti di Speleomantes strinatii nell’appennino genove...
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Comportamenti territoriali e aggressività verso conspecifici e individui di altre specie sono stati ampiamente descritti nei Pletodontidi nordamericani fin dagli anni ’70. Tali comportamenti sono essenzialmente legati alla spar- tizione degli habitat e delle risorse trofiche, ma sono state evidenziate anche cause riconducibili alla protezione del n...
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The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is a largescale climatic pattern that strongly influences the atmospheric circulation in the northern Hemisphere and by consequence the long-term variability of marine and terrestrial ecosystem over great part of northern Europe and western Mediterranean. In the Mediterranean, the effects of the NAO on vertebrat...
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The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is a large-scale climatic pattern that strongly influences the atmospheric circulation in the northern Hemisphere and by consequence the long-term variability of marine and terrestrial ecosystem over great part of northern Europe and western Mediterranean. In the Mediterranean, the effects of the NAO on vertebra...
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Riassunto La Stazione Biospeleologica di San Bartolomeo di Savignone si trova in Valle Scrivia (prov. Genova). Si tratta di un tunnel, con sviluppo orizzontale di oltre 40 m, scavato nella formazione dei calcari dell'Antola durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Questa cavità è stata spontaneamente colonizzata da una popolazione del geotritone di Stri...
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Only in 2013, more than thirty years after the discovery of the entrance, we finally could enter the cave system locally named Sette Fontane (La Spezia province, Liguria). Speleologists from two Italian groups, the G.S.L. Arturo Issel and the Gruppo Speleologico Lunense, during the last sixteen years have tried several times to force the narrow pas...
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The Biospelogical Station of San Bartolomeo di Savignone is located in the Scrivia Valley (north-western Italy). This horizontal tunnel,measuring about 40 m, was excavated in marlstones during World War II, when it was used as an air-raid shelter. This cavity was naturally colonized by a population of the cave salamander Speleomantes strinatii that...
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Since its first establishment the Gruppo Speleologico Ligure Arturo Issel has been involved in different fields of scientific interest related to speleology and karst waters in the Province of Genoa and has contributed to a better understanding of these systems. In recent years the interest focused on the karst springs of the Province of La Spezia...
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Egg brooding females of the North-west Italian Cave Salamander Speleomantes stri- natii display a complex array of parental behaviours. Recently, prolonged skin contacts between mother and young were documented by means of infra-red video recording, up to 40 days after hatching. In this study the behaviour of two females attending their young in pr...
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New data about parental care behaviour in Caudata: Hydromantes (Speleomantes) strinatii (Amphibia, Plethodontidae). In Hydromantes (Speleomantes) strinatii the egg guarding female shows a complex array of parental behaviours such as clutch displacement and active defence. Moreover, recent observations demonstrated that the female also displays post...
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This experiment was performed inside the Biospeleological Station of Besolagno (Savignone, province of Genova 44° 32' 30 " Nord, 8° 58' 53 " Est). Salamanders were stabulated in two terraria, 8 individuals each, and video-controlled by a infrared videocamera. Preliminary results show an almost perfect synchrony in the motorial activity of the salam...
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Posthatching parental care is known in amphibians for frogs and caecilians but, thus far, has never been reported for salamanders. Here, we describe the parental behavior of a female Northwest Italian Cave Salamander, Speleomantes strinatii, from egg deposition to nest site abandonment. The female was kept in seminatural conditions and filmed in co...
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A Speleomantes ambrosii population living in an artificial tunnel in NW Italy was studied for two consecutive years. Activity on the walls varied cyclically in relation to seasonal temperatures and food abundance. The main food item was the trogloxenic dipteran Limonia nubeculosa, which accounted for more than 80% of the total ingested prey by volu...

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Piccola grotta ancora non catastata che fu teatro di un doloroso espisodio nel corso della seconda guerra mondiale