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field-standardized measurement for all Italian universities active in the hard sciences: the comparison showed substantial variations in the rankings, with different placements for almost all the universities in every discipline. The problem of accuracy

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Alessandra Lugo, Chiara Stival, Luca Paroni, Andrea Amerio, Giulia Carreras, Giuseppe Gorini, Luisa Mastrobattista, Adele Minutillo, Claudia Mortali, Anna Odone, Roberta Pacifici, Biagio Tinghino, and Silvano Gallus

from 0.5 to 3.8% in Italy ( Cavalera et al., 2018) . Italy was among the first European countries to report a case of SARS-CoV-2 infection on January 23, 2020, after the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan region of China ( Saglietto, D

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). Prevalence and clinical correlates of deliberate self-harm among a community sample of Italian adolescents . Journal of Adolescence , 34 ( 2 ), 337 – 347 Conterio , K. & Lader , W

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The occurrence in Italy of Amonostherium rorismarinis (Boyer de Fonscolombe), Vryburgia brevicruris (McKenzie) (Pseudococcidae) and Exaeretopus formiceticola Newstead (Coccidae) is reported for the first time. With these additions, the Italian scale insect fauna reaches 396 species. New distributional data are provided for some rarely recorded species, namely Neomargarodes europaeus Goidanich (Margarodidae), Phenacoccus yerushalmi Ben-Dov, Balanococcus kwoni Pellizzari and Danzig (Pseudococcidae), Bambusaspis bambusae (Boisduval, 1869) (Asterolecanidae).

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Although the prevalence of wild-type measles virus infection has decreased by >90% in Europe, the disease is still not eliminated and has even reemerged with recurrent outbreaks in different countries, including Romania and Italy. Minor outbreaks of Romanian origin were reported from Hungary as well. In Romania, an outbreak has been ongoing since February 2016. As of October 2017, 9,670 measles cases and 35 deaths were registered in the country. The three most affected counties are located next to the Hungarian border. In Italy, until the end of August 2017, 4,477 cases were reported to the surveillance system. The outbreak affected most of the Italian administrative regions. Until October 2017, three minor measles outbreaks were also detected in Hungary. All of these outbreaks were derived from Romanian cases. Although in these countries, there are vaccination programs running, the spread of the disease raises the possibility of secondary vaccine failure.

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The western corn rootworm (WCR) Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, is considered a threat in Italian maize cropping systems due to the biological characteristics and the climatic and agronomic conditions favouring its development and establishment. This project describes the measures implemented since 1995 to monitor the potential introduction of WCR into Italy and to prevent the spread from nearby Serbia. The most effective measure was the monitoring program which used sex pheromone traps, produced by the Plant Protection Institute of Budapest in sensitive areas (maize fields near airports, customs areas, tourist facilities, etc.) in Northeastern Italy. This activity allowed for identification of newly and  accidentally introduced specimens near the International Airport in Venice in 1998. All strategies, restrictions and obligations, which were im­ple­mented in Italy, in order to eradicate or at least to delay Diabrotica WCR dispersal, are discussed.

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The role and importance of interspecific competition for rodent communities have been much debated issues, with some early authors suggesting that these are important, and several recent articles suggesting the contrary. In this paper, we studied, for 14 years at a mountainous locality in central Italy, the coexistence dynamics of a two-species system (Apodemus flavicollis, Myodes glareolus) within a 1.44 ha trapping grid, by Capture-Mark-Recapture. Overall, we captured over 1000 rodents during the study period, with annual abundance ranging 2-7 individuals × ha−1. However, the density of the two species varied substantially across years and between sectors of the study plot. Thus, the distributions of the two species on the scale of the study grid were not related to one another. Density of a given species did not affect the percentage of lactating females in either A. flavicollis or M. glareolus. Individual traps differed in their rate of capture such that about 40% of traps were associated more with a particular species. Considering the spatial distribution of traps, we determined that three areas were associated with high probability of capture for only one of the two study species, two of these areas being associated to A. flavicollis and one to M. glareolus. Our analyses suggest that interspecific competition may be present at the local micro-scale, as explained by the fact that in the great majority of the cases in which a given trap was highly successful in capturing one species, it was also very unsuccessful in capturing the other species. However, manipulation experiments are needed to confirm that suggestion.

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Introduction The idea is to study (at the microeconomic level) the behavior of Italian qualified agents in order to understand how the effects of brain drain phenomena could be negative for Italian development (Brandi 2001

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Blasi, C., M. L. Carranza, R. Frondoni and L. Rosati. 2000. Ecosystem classification and mapping: a proposal for Italian Landscapes. App. Veg. Sci. 2:233–242. Rosati

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Massachusetts at Amherst . Folli , Raffaella . 2002 . Constructing telicity in English and Italian . Doctoral dissertation . University of Oxford

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