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.
Munzi, S., Varela, Z. & Paoli, L. (2019) Is the length of the drying period critical for photosynthesis reactivation in lichen and moss components of biological soil crusts?Journal of Arid Environments, 166, 86-90. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.04.019 (IF2018 1,825; Q3 Ecology)
Munzi, S., Cruz, C. & Corrêa, A. (2019) When the exception becomes the rule: an integrative approach to symbiosis.Science of the Total Environment, 672, 855-861. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.038 (IF2018 5,589; Q1 Environmental Sciences)
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 (IF2018 2,046; Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)