Marco Apollonio

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Interessi di ricerca
  • Ecologia comportamentale
  • Ecologia genetica e sistematica
  • Biologia della conservazione
  • Gestione faunistica

Principali specie studiate: Daino (Dama dama), Capriolo (Capreolus capreolus), Cervo (Cervus elaphus), Stambecco (Capra ibex), Lupo (Canis lupus) e Cinghiale (Sus scrofa).

Il gruppo di ricerca


Curriculum vitae

  • Luogo e data di nascita:
    • Roma, 17 Novembre 1958
  • Studi:
    • Laurea in Scienze Biologiche (13-10-1981) - Università di Milano.
  • Posizioni:

o        1983-1986 Borsista presso l'Istituto Nazionale di Biologia della Selvaggina.

o        1985 Ricercatore ospite presso l'Istituto di Gestione della Fauna di Monaco di Baviera (Prof. W. Schröeder).

o        1986-1990 Ricercatore presso l'Istituto Nazionale di Biologia della Selvaggina.

o        1988-1989-1990 (Feb-Mar) Ricercatore ospite presso il Dipartimento di Zoologia dell'Università di Cambridge (Prof. T.H. Clutton-Brock).

o        1989 Professore a contratto presso l'Università di Parma. Corso su Sistematica e Biologia degli Artiodattili selvatici.

o        1990 (Ott-Nov) Partecipante spedizione EV-K2 CNR. Ricerche sull'eco-etologia del goral (Nemorhaedus goral) nella regione dell'Himachal Pradesh, India.

o        1991-1992 (Ott-Dic) Partecipante spedizione EV-K2 CNR. Ricerche sull'eco-etologia del tahr himalaiano (Hemitragus jemlahicus) nel Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal.

o        1990-2000 Ricercatore universitario presso il Dipartimento di Scienze del Comportamento Animale e dell'Uomo (ora Dipartimento di Etologia Ecologia Evoluzione) dell'Università di Pisa. Svolge i corsi di Zoologia dei Vertebrati per Scienze Biologiche e Scienze Naturali.

o        2000-2003 Professore straordinario presso il Dipartimento di Zoologia ed Università di Sassari.

o        2002-2008 Direttore dei Corsi di Dottorato in Biologia Ambientale presso l'Università di Sassari.

o        dal 2004 Professore straordinario presso il Dipartimento di Zoologia ed Università di Sassari. Titolare dei corsi di Zoologia dei Vertebrati, Zoocenosi e Conservazione della Fauna, Etologia.

o        dal 2004 Direttore del Dipartimento di Zoologia e Genetica Evoluzionistica dell'Università di Sassari.

o        dal 2008 Direttore della Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze della Natura e delle sue Risorse dell'Università di Sassari.

 

Principali pubblicazioni

LIBRI

  • Putman R., Apollonio M., Andersen R. (eds.) 2011 –UNGULATE MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE: PROBLEMS AND PRACTICE. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-408.
  • Apollonio M., Andersen R., Putman R. (eds.) 2008- UNGULATE MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE IN THE XXI CENTURY. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.1-618.
  • Festa-Bianchet M., Apollonio M. (eds.) 2003 - ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION. Island Press, Washington D.C.: pp. 322.
  • Apollonio M., Festa-Bianchet M., Mainardi D. (eds.) 2000 - VERTEBRATE MATING SYSTEMS. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.: pp. 332.

ARTICOLI SCIENTIFICI

  • Scandura M., Iacolina L., Capitani C., Gazzola A., Mattioli L., Apollonio M. 2011 - Fine-scale genetic structure suggests low levels of short-range gene flow in a wolf population of the Italian Apennines. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH. In stampa
  • Cutini A., Bongi P., Chianucci F., Pagon N., Grignolio S., Amorini E., Apollonio M. 2011 -Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) browsing effects and use of chestnut and turkey oak coppiced areas. ANNALS OF FOREST SCIENCE. In stampa
  • Mattioli L., Capitani C., Gazzola A., Scandura M., Apollonio M. 2011 - Prey selection and dietary response by wolves in a high-density multi-species ungulate community. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH. doi 10.1007/s10344-011-0503-4
  • Scandura M., Iacolina L., Apollonio M. 2011 - Genetic diversity in the European wild boar (Sus scrofa): phylogeography, population structure and wild x domestic hybridization. MAMMAL REVIEW. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2907.2010.00182.x 
  • Scandura M., Iacolina L., Cossu A., Apollonio M. 2011 - Effects of human perturbation on the genetic make-up of an island population: the case of the Sardinian wild boar. HEREDITY doi: 10.1038/hdy.2010.155
  • Ciuti, S., Apollonio, M. 2011 - Do antlers honestly advertise the phenotypic quality of fallow buck (Dama dama) in a lekking population? ETHOLOGY 117 (2): 133-144.
  • Grignolio S., Merli E., Bongi P., Ciuti S., Apollonio M. 2011 - Effects of hunting with hounds on a non-target species living on the edge of a protected area. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 144 (1): 641-649.
  • Passilongo D., Buccianti A., Dessi-Fulgheri F., Gazzola A., Zaccaroni M. Apollonio, M. 2010 - The acoustic structure of wolf howls in some eastern Tuscany (central Italy) free ranging packs. BIOACOUSTICS 19 (3): 159-175.
  • Iacolina M., Scandura M., Gazzola A., Cappai N., Capitani C., Mattioli L., Vercillo F., Apollonio M. 2010 - Y-chromosome microsatellite variation in Italian wolves: a contribution to the study of wolf-dog hybridization patterns. MAMMALIAN BIOLOGY 75: 341-347.
  • Bywater K.A., Apollonio M., Cappai N., Stephens P.A.2010 - Litter size and latitude in a large mammal: The wild boar Sus scrofa. MAMMAL REVIEW 40 (3): 212-220.
  • Brivio F., Grignolio S., Apollonio M. 2010 - To feed or not to feed? Testing different hypotheses on rut-induced hypophagia in a mountain ungulate. ETHOLOGY 116 (5): 406-415.
  • Bergeron P., Grignolio S., Apollonio M., Shipley B., Festa-Bianchet M. 2010 - Secondary sexual characters signal fighting ability and determine social rank in Alpine ibex (Capra ibex). BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 64 (8), pp. 1299-1307.
  • Scandura M., Iacolina L., Apollonio M., Dessì-Fulgheri F., Baratti M. 2010 - Current status of the Sardinian partridge (Alectoris barbara) assessed by molecular markers. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH 56: 33-42.
  • Melis C., Jędrzejewska B., Apollonio M., Bartoń K.A., Jędrzejewski W., Linnell J.D.C., Kojola I., Kusak J., Adamic M., Ciuti S., Delehan I., Dykyy I., Krapinec K., Mattioli L., Sagaydak A., Samchuk N., Schmidt K., Shkvyrya M., Sidorovich V.E., Zawadzka B., Zhyla S. 2009 - Predation has greater impact in less productive environments: biogeographic variation in roe deer Capreolus capreolus population density across Europe. GLOBAL ECOLOGY & BIOGEOGRAPHY 18 (6): 724-734.
  • Ciuti, S; Pipia, A; Grignolio, S.; Ghiandai, F.; Apollonio, M 2009 - Space use, habitat selection, and activity patterns of female Sardinian mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon) during the lambing season. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH 55 (6): 589-595.
  • Iacolina L., Scandura M., Bongi P., Apollonio M. 2009 - Non-kin associations in wild boar social units. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY 90: 666-674.
  • Pipia A., Ciuti S., Grignolio S., Luchetti S., Madau R., Apollonio M. 2009 - Effect of predation risk on grouping pattern and whistling behaviour in a wild mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon) population. ACTA THERIOLOGICA 54: 77-86.
  • Bongi P., Ciuti S., Grignolio S., Del Frate M., Simi S., Gandelli D., Apollonio M. 2008 - Antipredator behaviour, space use and habitat selection in female roe deer during the fawning season in a wolf area. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY  276: 242-251.
  • Pipia A., Ciuti S., Grignolio S., Luchetti S., Madau R., Apollonio M. 2008 - Influence of sex, season, temperature and reproductive status on daily activity patterns in Sardinian mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon). BEHAVIOUR 145: 1723-1745.
  • Ciuti S, Apollonio M. 2008 - Ecological sexual segregation in fallow deer (Dama dama): a multispatial and multitemporal approach. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 62: 1747-1759.
  • Ciuti S., Pipia A., Ghiandai F., Grignolio S., Apollonio M. 2008 - The key role of lamb presence in affecting flight response in Sardinian mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon). BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES 77: 408-412.
  • Gazzola A., Capitani C., Mattioli L., Avanzinelli E., Apollonio M. 2008 – Livestock damage and wolf presence. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 274: 261-269.
  • Scandura M., Iacolina L., Crestanello B., Pecchioli E., Di Benedetto M.F., Russo V., Davoli R., Apollonio M., Bertorelle G. 2008 - Ancient versus recent processes as factors shaping the genetic variation of the European wild boar: are the effects of the last glaciation still detectable? MOLECULAR ECOLOGY:17: 1745-1762.
  • Gazzola A., Ferroglio E., Avanzinelli E., Rosso M., Kurschinski F., Apollonio M. 2007 - The physical condition of roe and red deer killed by wolves in a region of the western Alps, Italy. FOLIA ZOOLOGICA 56 (4): 349-353.
  • Grignolio S., Rossi I., Bassano B., Apollonio M. 2007 - Predation risk as a factor affecting sexual segregation in Alpine Ibex. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY: 88 (6): 1488-1497.
  • Gazzola A., Avanzinelli E., Bertelli I., Tolosano A., Bertotto P., Musso R., Apollonio M. 2007 – The role of the wolf in shaping a multi-species ungulate community in the Italian western Alps. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 74(3): 297-307.
  • Scandura M., Iacolina L., Ben Slimen H., Suchentrunk F., Apollonio M. 2007 – Mitochondrial CR-1 variation in Sardinian hares and its relationship with other Old World hares (Genus Lepus). BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS 45: 305-323.
  • Grignolio S., Rossi I., Bertolotto E., Bassano B., Apollonio M. 2007 – Influence of the kid on space use and habitat selection of female alpine ibex. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE. MANAGEMENT 71(3): 713-719.
  • Bacchetta R., Mantecca P., Lattuada L., Quaglia F., Vailati G., Apollonio M. 2007 - The carpal gland in wild swine: Functional evaluations. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 74(1): 7-12.
  • Suchentrunk F., Ben Slimen H., Stamatis C., Sert H., Scandura M., Apollonio M., Mamuris Z. 2006 – Molecular approaches revealing prehistoric, historic, or recent  translocations and introductions of heres (Genus Lepus) by humans. HUMAN EVOLUTION 21: 151-165.
  • Capitani C., Mattioli L., Avanzinelli E., Gazzola A., Lamberti P., Mauri L., Scandura M., Viviani A., Apollonio M. 2006 – Selection of rendezvous sites and reuse of pup raising areas among wolves Canis lupus of north-eastern Apennines, Italy. ACTA THERIOLOGICA 51 (4): 395-404.
  • Luccarini S., Mauri L.,  Ciuti S., Lamberti P., Apollonio M. 2006 – Red deer (Cervus elaphus) spatial use in the Italian Alps: home range patterns, seasonal migration, and effects of snow and winter feeding. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 18: 127-145.
  • Scandura M., Capitani C., Iacolina L., Apollonio M. 2006 – An empirical approach for reliable microsatellite genotyping of wolf DNA from multiple non-invasive sources CONSERVATION GENETICS : 7: 813-823.
  • Lamberti P., Mauri L., Merli E., Dusi S., Apollonio M. 2006 - Use of space and habitat selection by roe deer Capreolus capreolus in a Mediterranean coastal area: how does woods landscape affect home range? JOURNAL OF ETHOLOGY 24: 181-188.
  • Ciuti S., Bongi P., Vassale S., Apollonio M. 2006 - Influence of fawning in the spatial behaviour and habitat selection of female fallow deer (Dama dama) during late pregnancy and early lactation. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 268:97-107.
  • Gazzola A., Bertelli I., Avanzinelli E., Tolosano A., Bertotto P., Apollonio M. 2005 - Predation by wolves (Canis lupus) on wild domestic ungulates of the western Alps, Italy. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, LONDON 266: 205-216.
  • Apollonio M ., Ciuti S., Luccarini S. 2005 - Long-term influence of human presence on spatial sexual segregation in fallow deer (Dama dama). JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY 86: 937-946.
  • Mattioli L., Capitani C., Avanzinelli E., Bertelli I., Gazzola A., Apollonio M. 2004 - Predation by wolves (Canis lupus) on roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in North-Eastern Apennine, Italy. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, LONDON 264: 249-258.
  • Lamberti P., Mauri L., Apollonio M. 2004 - Two distinct patterns of spatial behaviour of females roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in a mountainous habitat. ETHOLOGY, ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION 16 (1): 41-53.
  • Grignolio S., Rossi I., Bassano B., Parrini F., Apollonio M. 2004 -Seasonal variations of spatial behaviour in female Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex) in relation to climatic conditions and age. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 16: 255-264.
  • Davini S., Ciuti S., Luccarini S., Apollonio M. 2004 - Home range patterns of male fallow deer Dama dama in a sub-Mediterranean habitat. ACTA THERIOLOGICA 49 (3): 393-404.
  • Ciuti S., Davini S., Luccarini S., Apollonio M. 2004 - Could the predation risk hypothesis explain large scale spatial sexual segregation in fallow deer (Dama dama)? BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 56 (6): 552-564.
  • Capitani C., Bertelli I., Varuzza P., Scandura M., Apollonio M. 2004 - A comparative analysis of wolf (Canis lupus) diet in three different Italian ecosystems. MAMMALIAN BIOLOGY 69: 1-10.
  • Apollonio M., Mattioli L., Scandura M. 2004 - Occurrence of black wolves in the Northern Apennines, Italy. ACTA THERIOLOGICA 49 (1): 281-285.
  • Apollonio M., Mattioli L. Scandura M., Mauri L., Gazzola A., Avanzinelli E. 2004 - Wolves in the Casentinesi Forests: insights for wolf conservation in Italy from a protected area with a rich wild prey community. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 120: 249-260.
  • Apollonio M., Di Vittorio I. 2004 - Feeding and reproductive behaviour in fallow bucks (Dama dama). NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN 91: 579-584.
  • Apollonio M. 2004 - Gli ungulati in Italia: status, gestione e ricerca scientifica. HYSTRIX - ITALIAN JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY 15 (1) : 21-34.
  • Rossi I., Lamberti P., Mauri L., Apollonio M. 2003 - Home range dynamics of male roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in a mountainous habitat. ACTA THERIOLOGICA 48: 425-432.
  • Parrini F., Grignolio S., Luccarini S., Bassano B. Apollonio M.2003 - Spatial behaviour of adult male Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex) in the Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy). ACTA THERIOLOGICA 48: 411-423.
  • Grignolio S., Parrini F., Bassano B., Luccarini L., Apollonio M. 2003 - Habitat selection in adult males of Alpine ibex, Capra ibex ibex. FOLIA ZOOLOGICA 52: 113-120.
  • Ciuti S., Davini S., Luccarini S., Apollonio M. 2003 - Variation in home range size of female fallow deer (Dama dama L.) inhabiting a sub-Mediterranean habitat. REVUE D'ECOLOGIE (TERRE ET VIE) 58: 381-395.
  • Apollonio M., Scotti M., Gosling M.L. 2003 - Mating success and fidelity to territories in a fallow deer lek: a female removal experiment. NATURWISSENSCHAFT 90: 553-557.
  • Gazzola A., Avanzinelli E., Mauri L., Scandura M., Apollonio M., 2002 - Temporal changes of howling in south European wolf packs. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 69:157-161.
  • Varuzza P., Capizzi D., Santini L., Apollonio M., 2001 - Barn Owl predation on small mammals in relation to the Mediterranean environment. ACTA ORNITHOLOGICA 36: 153-160.
  • Scandura M., Apollonio M., Mattioli L., 2001 - Recent recovery of the Italian wolf population: a genetic investigation using microsatellites. MAMMALIAN BIOLOGY 66: 1-11.
  • Rossi I., Lamberti P., Mauri L., Apollonio M. 2001 - Male and female spatial behaviour of roe deer in a mountainous habitat during the pre-rutting and rutting period. IBEX - JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN ECOLOGY 6: 1-6.
  • Lamberti P., Rossi I., Mauri L., Apollonio M., 2001 - Alternative use of space strategies of female roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in a montainous habitat. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 68: 69-73.
  • Scandura M., Tiedemann R., Apollonio M., Hartl G. 1998 - Genetic variation in an isolated Italian population of fallow deer Dama dama as revealed by RAPD-PCR. ACTA THERIOLOGICA Suppl. 5: 163-169.
  • Hartl G.B., Kurt F., Apollonio M., Wiehler J., Hewison M. 1998 - Genetics of European Roe Deer. In: Andersen R.; Duncan P.; Linnell J.; (eds), The European Roe Deer: THE BIOLOGY OF SUCCESS . Scandinavian University Press: 71-90.
  • Apollonio M., Focardi S., Toso S., Nacci L. 1998 - Habitat selection and group formation pattern of fallow deer (Dama dama L.) in a submediterranean environment. ECOGRAPHY 21: 225-234.
  • Apollonio M., Festa-Bianchet M, Mari F., Bruno E., Locati M. 1998 - Habitat manipulation modifies lek use in fallow deer. ETHOLOGY 104: 603-612.
  • Apollonio M. 1998 - Relationships between mating systems, spatial behaviour and genetic variability in ungulates, with special reference to European cervids. ACTA THERIOLOGICA Suppl. 5: 155-162.
  • Apollonio M., Vailati G. 1996 - Functional morphology of metatarsal glands in fallow deer. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SAUGETIERKUNDE 61: 321-326.
  • Mattioli L., Apollonio M., Mazzarone V., Centofanti E. 1995 - Wolf food habits and wild ungulates availability in the Foreste Casentinesi National Park, Italy. ACTA THERIOLOGICA 40 (4): 387-402.
  • Hartl G.B., Nadlinger K., Apollonio M., Markov G., Klein F.,Lang G., Findo S., Markowski J. 1995 - Extensive mitochondrial - DNA differential among European red deer (Cervus elaphus) populations: implications for conservations and management. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SAUGETIERKUNDE 60:41-52.
  • Hartl G.B., Klein F., Willing R., Apollonio M., Lang G. 1995 - Allozymes and the genetics of antler development in red deer (Cervus elaphus). JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, LONDON 237: 83-100.
  • Hartl G.B., Apollonio M., Mattioli L. 1995 - Genetic determination of cervid antlers in relation to their significance in social interaction. ACTA THERIOLOGICA Suppl. 3: 199-205.
  • Lovari S., Apollonio M. 1994 - On the rutting behaviour of the Himalayan Goral (Nemorhaedus goral) (Hardwicke, 1825). JOURNAL OF ETHOLOGY 12: 25-34.
  • Lovari S., Apollonio M. 1993 - Notes on the ecology of gorals in two areas of southern Asia. REVUE D'ECOLOGIE (TERRE ET VIE) 48: 365-374.
  • Apollonio M., Hartl G.B. 1993 - Are biochemical-genetic variation and mating systems related in large mammals? ACTA THERIOLOGICA 38, Suppl.2: 175-185.
  • Apollonio M., Festa-Bianchet M., Mari F., Mattioli S., Sarno B. 1992 - To lek or not to lek: mating strategies of male fallow deer. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY 2 (4): 66-75.
  • Bruno E., Apollonio M. 1991 - Seasonal variations in the diet of adult male fallow deer in a submediterranean coastal area. REVUE D'ECOLOGIE (TERRE ET VIE) 46: 349-362.
  • Festa-Bianchet M., Apollonio M., Mari F., Rasola G. 1990 - Aggression among lekking male fallow deer (Dama dama): territory effects and relationship with copulatory success. ETHOLOGY 85: 236-246.
  • Apollonio M., Festa-Bianchet M., Mari F., Riva M. 1990 - Site specific asymmetries in copulatory success in a fallow deer lek. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 39: 205-212.
  • Randi E., Apollonio M., Toso S. 1989 - The systematics of some italian populations of wild boar (Sus scrofa L.). A craniometric and electrophoretic analysis. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SAUGETIERKUNDE 54: 40-56.
  • Apollonio M., Festa-Bianchet M., Mari F. 1989- Effects of removal of successful males in a fallow deer lek. ETHOLOGY 83: 320-325.
  • Apollonio M., Festa-Bianchet M., Mari F. 1989 - Correlates of copulatory success in a fallow deer lek. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 25: 89-97.
  • Apollonio M. 1989 - Lekking in fallow deer, just a matter of density?. ETHOLOGY, ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION 2: 291-294.
  • Randi E., Apollonio M. 1988 - Low biochemical variability in European fallow deer (Dama dama): natural bottlenecks and the effects of domestication. HEREDITY 61: 405-410.
  • Apollonio M., Randi E., Toso S. 1988 - The systematics of the wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) in Italy. BOLLETTINO DI ZOOLOGIA 55 (3): 213-221.
  • Randi E, Apollonio M., Toso S. 1986 - Electrophoretic polymorphism of erytrocyte leucine aminopeptidase in the wild boar, Sus scrofa. ANIMAL GENETICS 17: 359-362.

 


  

  

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