Scientific publications

more than my h-indexIf the Hirsh index (H-index) of Kary Mullis is 17, despite he won a Nobel Prize (publishing just 20 papers during his career), another Nobel’s laureate, Konrad Lorenz, published 21 papers and reaches an H-index of 11, the famous biologists Ernest Mayr and William D. Hamilton both have an H-index of 25, the well-known ecologist Eugene Odum gets H=18 and Darwin’s and Pasteur’s values are 7 and 1, respectively,

 Scientific books and articles

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  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Biodiversity, in time and space, in preparation, 2018 [MONOGRAPH]
  • VV.AA. including Cazzolla Gatti R.Early stage litter decomposition across biomes, in publication by Science of the Total Environment, 2017
  • Mitra A.,  Mitra A., Chakraborty A., Cazzolla Gatti R., Carbon sequestration of dominant mangroves in the Indian Sundarbans, under review, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Endogenosymbiosis: from hypothesis to empirical evidence towards a Unified Symbiogenetic Theory (UST), under review, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Rozhkova-Timina I., Dudko A,, Kirpotin S., Pokrovsky O., The role of beavers in the carbon cycle and anoxic microbial loop of Siberian streams, under review, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Is Gaia alive? Consequences for a symbiotic planet, under review, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. et al., The last 50 years of deglaciation of the Maliy Aktru glacier (Altai Mountains, Russia) revealed in a primary ecological succession, under review, 2017
  • Messina G., Cazzolla Gatti R., Ruggieri M., Lombardo B. M., Species-Area relationship is mediated by habitat diversity in Isopoda distribution of Sicily’s archipelago, under review, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Weed and vine disturbance in tropical forests after selective logging and clearcutting, under review, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.The reduction of aggressive behaviour through sexual stimuli in orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus), in preparation, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. et al., A first 3-D model of the treeline in the Altai mountains, in preparation, 2017
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Long-term population trends of Siberian bird species hidden in the Russian literature, in preparation, 2017


  • VV.AA. including Cazzolla Gatti R., BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2018 [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. and Notarnicola C., A novel Multilevel Biodiversity Index (MBI) for combined field survey and satellite imagery assessments, Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 13, January 2018, Article e0036117 LINK | DOWNLOAD  [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., A century of biodiversity: some open questions and some answers, Biodiversity, 18(4): 175-185, 2017 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Di Paola A., Bombelli A., Valentini R., Exploring the relationship between canopy height and terrestrial plant diversity, Plant Ecology, 218(7), 899-908, 2017 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Hordijk W., Kauffman S., Biodiversity is autocatalytic, Ecological Modelling, 346: 70-76, 2017 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Laurin-Vaglio G., Valentini R., Tree species data and diversity analyses of tropical forests in three protected areas of Ghana, iForest, 2017 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Banerjee, K., Cazzolla Gatti, R., & Mitra, A., Climate change-induced salinity variation impacts on a stenoecious mangrove species in the Indian Sundarbans. Ambio46 (4): 492–499 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Messina, G., Cazzolla Gatti, R., Sciandrello, S., & Lombardo, B. M. The influence of coastal zonation and meteorological variables on terrestrial isopod populations: a case study in western Sicily (Italy). Italian Journal of Zoology, 83(4): 571-578, 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Freshwater biodiversity: a review of  local and global threats, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 73(6), 887-904, 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Avitabile V., Herold M. , Lewis S.L., Phillips O.L., Aguilar-Amuchastegui N., Asner G.P, Brienen R.J.W., DeVries B., Cazzolla Gatti R., Feldpausch T.R., Girardin C., de Jong B., Kearsley E., Klop E, Lin X., Lindsell J. , Lopez-Gonzalez G., Lucas R., Malhi Y., Morel A., Mitchard E., Pandey D., Piao S., Ryan C., Sales M., Santoro M., Vaglio Laurin G., Valentini R., Verbeeck H., Wijaya A., Willcock S., An integrated pan-tropical biomass map using multiple reference datasets, Global Change Biology, 22(4):1406–1420, 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Trends in Human Development and Environmental Protection, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 73(2): 268-276, 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.The fractal nature of the latitudinal biodiversity gradient, Biologia, 71(6), 669-672, 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Biological Diversity and Current Threats of Lotic Ecosystems, in Riparian Zones: Characteristics, Management Practices and Ecological Impacts, Oleg S. Pokrovsky (Eds.), Nova Science Publisher, New York, 2016 LINK [SCIENTIFIC BOOK CHAPTER]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.A conceptual model of new hypothesis on the evolution of biodiversity, Biologia, 71(3): 343-351, 2016  LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Messina G., Cazzolla Gatti R., Droutsa A., Barchitta M., Pezzino E., Agodi A., Lombardo B.M., A sampling optimization analysis of soil-bugs diversity (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea), Ecology and Evolution, 6(1):191-201, 2015 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Vaglio Laurin G., Hawthorne W., Chiti T., Di Paola A., Cazzolla Gatti R., Marconi S., Noce S., Grieco E., Pirotti F., Valentini R., Does degradation from selective logging and illegal activities differently impact forest resources? A case study in Ghana, iForest, 8(6), 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Self-recognition: beyond the looking-glass and what dogs found there, Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, 28(2):232-240, 2016 LINK | DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Animali non umani. Una nuova coscienza: Saggi scelti e racconti, Key editore, 2016 [NON-FICTION BOOK]
  • Mitra A., Kakoli B., Cazzolla Gatti R.Do all mangroves exhibit uniform resilience to climate change induced salinity alteration?, Economology Journal, 5(3):45-68, 2015 [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Mitra A. and Cazzolla Gatti R.Carbon census in the mangrove ecosystem of lower Gangetic delta, Economology Journal, 5(3):11-27, 2015 [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Castaldi S., Coomes D., Linsdell J., Marchetti M., Maesano M., Di Paola A., Paparella F., Valentini R., The impact of selective logging and clearcutting on forest structure, tree diversity and above-ground biomass of African tropical forests, Ecological Research, 30(1): 119-132, 2015, LINKDOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Battipaglia G., Zalloni E., Castaldi S., Marzaioli F., Cazzolla Gatti R., Lasserre B., Tognetti R., Marchetti M., Valentini R., Long tree-ring chronologies provide evidences of tree growth decrease in the 21st century in a central Africa tropical forest, PlosONE, 10(3): e01209622014, 2015 DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Biodiversità, in teoria e in pratica, Edizioni, 2014 LINK 1LINK 2 [ACADEMIC BOOK]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Bioetica della sperimentazione animale e dei metodi sostitutivi, 01/2014, Camera dei Deputati, Atti | DOWNLOAD [SEMINAR PAPER]
  • Valentini R., Arneth A., Bombelli A., Castaldi S., Cazzolla Gatti R., Chevallier F., Ciais P., Grieco E., Hartmann J., Henry M. , Houghton R. A. , Jung M., Kutsch W. L. , Malhi Y. , Mayorga E. , Merbold L., Murray-Tortarolo G., Papale D., Peylin P., Poulter B., Raymond P. A., Santini M., Sitch S., Vaglio Laurin G., van der Werf G. R., Williams C. A., and Scholes R. J., The full greenhouse gases budget of Africa: synthesis, uncertainties, and vulnerabilities, Biogeosciences, 11, 381-407, 2014 DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Il paradosso della civiltà, Adda Editore, 2013 [Anthropological/ecological book] LINK 1LINK 2 [BOOK]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Castaldi S., Coomes D., Linsdell J., Marchetti M., Maesano M., Di Paola A., Valentini R., A model for tropical forests subject to localized disturbance, SISC, Conference Proceedings, 2013 DOWNLOAD [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Vaglio Laurin G., Chen Q., Lindsell J., Coomes D., Cazzolla Gatti R., Grieco E., Valentini R., Aboveground biomass estimation from lidar and hyperspectral airbone data in West African moist forest, EGU General Assembly Conference, 2013 DOWNLOAD [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R., Di Paola A., Valentini R., Paparella, F., Modelling tropical forests response to logging, EGU General Assembly Conference, 2013 DOWNLOAD [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Biodiversity is a cauliflower in the sunlight: a fractal theory to explain patterns and gradients, Nature Precedings, 2011 DOWNLOAD [PREPRINT ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Ambienti flora e fauna delle Murge di sud-est, Adda Editore, 2011 LINK [NATURALISTIC BOOK]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Evolution is a cooperative process: the Biodiversity-related Niches Differentiation Theory (BNDT) can explain why, Theoretical Biology Forum 104-1, 2011 DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Delitto di Avetrana e Dilemma del Prigioniero, un equilibrio emergente per la teoria dei giochi, 02/2011, | LINK DOWNLOAD [ESSAY]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. & Notarnicola C., Analisi di specie e di ecosistemi – La ricca biodiversità delle Murge di Sud-Est rilevata al suolo e da immagini satellitari, Umanesimo della Pietra, 34-2011, pp. 129-138 DOWNLOAD [PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE]
  • Andrade A. P., Herrera B. F. and Cazzolla Gatti R.Building Resilience to Climate Change: Ecosystem-based adaptation and lessons from the field, IUCN (Gland, Svizzera). 164 pp., 2010 DOWNLOAD [SCIENTIFIC BOOK]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.The anthropogenic impacts on tropical forest ecology and dynamics, PhD Thesis, University of Tuscia, Italy, 2013 DOWNLOAD [PHD THESIS]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Developments of biodiversity analysis: the Biodiversity-related Niches Differentiation Theory (BNDT), XX Congress of the Italian Society of Ecology (SITE), 2010 DOWNLOAD [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Biodiversity monitoring in the Mediterranean ecoregion: synergy between remote sensing analysis and field researches, IUCN Bulletin, May 2010, Gland, Switzerland DOWNLOAD [BULLETIN PAPER]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. & Notarnicola C., Il monitoraggio della biodiversità nell’Ecoregione Mediterranea: sinergia fra ricerche in campo ed analisi satellitari, Congress Acts of the Italian Society of Ecology (SITE), Bolzano, 2009 DOWNLOAD [CONFERENCE PAPER]
  • AA.VV, Terrestrial observtion of our planet, GTOS Biennial report, FAO-UN, Rome, 2009 DOWNLOAD [REPORT]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. Africa and Climate Change: impacts on biodiversity, populations and natural resources, Global Environmental Protection, University of Tuscia & Italian Ministry of Environment, 2009 [SCIENTIFIC REPORT]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Fire monitoring and the environment, FAO-UN, Environmental series, 2009 [SCIENTIFIC REPORT]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Alternative methods and protocols to animal laboratory experiments in biochemistry, University of Bari, 2009 [SCIENTIFIC REPORT]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Valutazione dello status di conservazione delle risorse marine del Mediterraneo, MEDITS Atti, vol. 15, Università degli Studi di Bari, Marine Ecology Department, 2007 [SCIENTIFIC REPORT]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R. D’Ippolito D., Guagnano G., Paradiso E., La cava di Monte Rotondo: da scempio artificiale a serbatoio naturale, WWF Ed. & Italian Ministry of Environment, 2007 | DOWNLOAD [SCIENTIFIC REPORT]
  • Cazzolla Gatti R.Gravina S. Croce: un patrimonio di biodiversità, WWF Ed., 2007 [SCIENTIFIC REPORT]