Long viewed as the exception, symbiosis regarded as a meta-regulation of genotypes to achieve distinctive traits is becoming a recognised key to respond to environmental changes in an effective way.
SymAction focus on how biotic and abiotic constrains promote symbiosis and on how they function:
- factors promoting symbiosis
- mechanisms determining the formation and establishment of symbioses
- plant microbiomes (including AMF and nitrogen fixers)
- the establishment of a scientific network aiming at identifying the communalities of symbiosis across the distinct symbiotic systems.
Cecconi E., Fortuna L., Benesperi R., Bianchi E., Brunialti G., Contardo T., Di Nuzzo L., Frati L., Monaci F., Munzi S., Nascimbene J., Paoli L., Ravera S., Vannini A., Giordani P., Loppi S., Tretiach M. (2019) New interpretative scales for lichen bioaccumulation data: the Italian proposal.Atmosphere, 10(3), 136. DOI:10.3390/atmos10030136 (IF2017 1,704; Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)
Fačkovcová, Z., Ongaro, S., Martellos, S., Paoli, L., Munzi, S. & Guttová, A. (2019) Ecological variation of lichen congeners with a strong link to Mediterranean-type ecosystems: a case study of the genus Solenopsora on Apennine peninsula.Lichenologist, 51(1), 75-88. DOI:10.1017/S0024282918000543 (IF2017 1,865; Q2 Plant Sciences)
Munzi, S., Branquinho, C., Cruz, C., Máguas, C., Leith, I., Sheppard, L. & Sutton, M. (2018) δ15N in lichens reflects the isotopic signature of ammonia source.Science of the Total Environment, 653, 698-704. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.010 (IF2017 4,610; Q1 Environmental Sciences)