Prof. Giuseppe Crosa – Associate Professor (Ecology)
of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences, Via Dunant, 3 - 20100 Varese
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born in 1959. In
1984 he graduated in Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Science of the
University of Milan (Italy) and in 1993 become Researcher at the Department of
Environmental Sciences at the University of Milan. From 2000 he is Associate
Professor of Ecology at the University of Insubria where he is leader of the
Ecology Unit. Since 2001 is member of the executive committee of the Italian
Society of Ecology.
studies are mainly devoted to the ecological assessment and management of the
inland water bodies in European, Asian and Africa regions. In this field he
addressed the ecological and biological implications of the fluvial physical
properties and the application of numerical analysis techniques to observational
field data for the study of the aquatic communities.
his periods of research within the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West
Africa he gained experience on the study of tropical freshwater systems. More
recently, he addressed the problems of water quality management of regulated
rivers in arid zones (Central Asia).
1995 he was on duty in different international scientific programs and
committees on water-quality related problems.
1994 - Invited Lecturer on the analysis techniques of aquatic communities (Ecology Department of the University of Palacky, CZ).
- Invited Lecturer on River habitat analysis for the hydraulic resources (Department of Zoology of the University of Leicester, UK).
- Honorary Visiting Fellow (University of
Invited Lecturer on “Land Problems in Italy” (Department of Natural
Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Nanjing, RPC).
- Temporary Adviser in the GEMS/Water Expert Consultation on the
Assessment of Land-Based Source of Pollution (WHO). Responsibilities:
- Member of the University of Milan
team in a field campaign on the Yangtze river jointly with the University
of Nanjing (RPC). Responsibility: biological monitoring.
- Temporary Adviser in the study commission of
the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (WHO). Responsibility: planning of the
analysis of freshwater communities in pesticides treated rivers in West
- Invited member of the Ecological Group within the
Onchocerciasis Control Programme (WHO). Responsibility: study and analysis
of fish communities in pesticides treated rivers in West Africa
- Temporary Adviser in the study commission on the
Onchocerciasis Control Programme – (WHO). Responsibility: study and
analysis of fish and invertebrate communities in pesticides treated rivers
in West Africa.
- Team leader of the Research Unit of the University of
Insubria in the project financed by DFG-INTAS on the development of
integrated water management tools for the Tuyamuyn reservoir, lower
Amu-Darya Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Responsibility: scientific
- Team member of the Research Unit
of the University of Insubria in the project financed by DFG-INTAS on
the in the investigation of innovative pollution clean-up and avoidance
strategies for the Amu-Darya lowers, Uzbekistan. Responsibility: biological
Coordinator of the Research Unit of the
University of Insubria on the Life-Natura 2001 project: “Genetic
heterogeneity of A. Pallipes populations
to be used in restocking plans”.
Recent scientific pubblication
MT., Crosa G., Galli P. and Ganduglia S.
2000. Distribution of Anisakis simplex in fish caught in the Ligurian
Sea. Parasitology Research. 86(7):
A., Crosa G., Harper DH. and Kemp J.
2000. Using macroinvertebrate species assemblages to identify river channel
habitat units: an application of the functional habitats concept to a large,
unpolluted Italian river (River Ticino, northern Italy). Hydrobiologia, 435(1/3):
J.L., Harper D.M. and Crosa G. 2000. The
habitat-scale ecohydraulics of rivers. Ecological
Engineering, 16(1): 17-29.
P., Crosa G., Bertoglio S., Mariniello
L., Ortis M. and D’Amelio S. 2001. Populations of Lamproglena
pulchella von Nordmann, 1832 (Copepoda: Eudactylinidae) in cyprinid fish
in rivers with different pollution levels. Journal
of Applied Ichthyology, 17: 93-96.
R., Azzellino A., Bosi R., Crosa G. and
Renoldi M. 2001. Habitat Suitability Curves for Brown trout (Salmo trutta
fario L.) in the River Adda, Northern Italy. Regulated
River Research and Management, 17(1): 37-50.
G., Yaméogo L., Calamari D., Diop M.E., Nabé K. and Kondé F.
2001. Analysis of the effects of rotational larviciding on aquatic fauna of
two Guinean rivers: the case of permethrin. Chemosphere,
L., Crosa G., Samman K., Nabé K., Kondé
F., Tholley and Calamari, D. 2001. Long Term Assessment of Insecticide
Treatments in West Africa: Aquatic Entomofauna. Chemosphere,
P., Crosa G., Mariniello L., Ortis M.
and D'Amelio D. 2001. Water quality as a determinant of the composition of
fish parasite communities. Hydrobiologia,
G., Yaméogo L.,
Calamari D., Kondé F., and
Nabé K. 2001. Effects of
larviciding on invertebrate communities of Guinean rivers, West Africa. Hydrobiologia,
P., Crosa G., Gentilli A. and
Santagostino M. 2002. New geographical records of parasitic nematodes from Bufo
bufo in Italy. Parassitologia,
G., and Buffagni A. 2002. Spatial and temporal niche overlap of
two mayfly species (Ephemeroptera): the role of substratum roughness and
body size. Hydrobiologia, 474:
Crosa G., Villa S. and Cotta-Ramusino M. 2002. Local versus longitudinal biological variability in a high gradient stream. Hydrobiologia, 477: 107-114.
P., Stefani F., Zaccara S., Crosa G.
2002. Occurence of Monogenea in Italian freshwater fish (PO river basin). Parassitologia, 44: 189-197.
J.L. , Harper D.M. and Crosa G. 2002. A
deeper understanding of river habitat-scale ecohydraulics: interpreting the
relationship between habitat type, depth and velocity using knowledge of
sediment dynamics and macrophyte growth. Ecohydrology
& Hydrobiology, 2: 271-282.
L., Arillo A., Buffagni, A,
Camusso M, Ciannarella R, Crosa, G, Falugi C, Galassi S, Guzzella L, Lopez
A, Mingazzini M, Pagnotta R, Patrolecco L, Tartari G and Valsecchi S. 2003. Quality
assessment of bed sediments of the Po River (Italy). Water Research, 37(3): 501-518.
Calamari D. and Crosa G. 2003. Long-term ecological assessment of West African rivers treated with insecticides: methodological considerations on quantitative analyses. Toxicology Letters, 141: 379-389.
G.M., Calamari D., Galli P., Castiglioni S., Crosa
G. and Fanelli R. 2004. Preliminary
investigation on environmental occurrence and effects of antibiotics used in
aquaculture in Italy. Chemosphere,
F., Galli P., Crosa G., Zaccara
S. and Calamari D. 2004. Alpine and Apennine barriers determining the differentiation of the rudd
(Scardinius erythrophthalmus L.)
in the Italian peninsula. Ecology of
Freshwater Fish, 13: 1-8.
S., Stefani F., Galli P., Nardi P.A. and Crosa G.
implications in conservation management of white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius
pallipes) (Decapoda, Astacidae) in Northern Italy. Biological
Conservation, 120: 1-10.
F., Galli P., Zaccara S and Crosa G.
2004. Genetic variability and phylogeography of the cyprinid Telestes muticellus within the Italian peninsula as revealed by
mitochondrial DNA. Journal of
Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 42: 1-9.
Fratini S., Zaccara S., Barbaresi S., Grandjean F., Souty-Grosset C., Crosa G. and Gherardi F. 2005. Phylogeography of the threatened crayfish (Genus Austropotamobius) in Italy: implications for its taxonomy and conservation. Heredity 94, 108–118.
Galli P., Stefani F., Benzoni F., Crosa G., Zullini A. In press. New records of alien monogeneans from Lepomis gibbosus and Silurus glanis in Italy. Parassitologia.
G., Froebrich J., Nikolayenko V., Stefani F. In press. Spatial
and seasonal variations in the water qualità of the Amu Darya River (Central
Asia). Water Research.
S. and Crosa G. In press. Mitochondrial
diversity in the endangered white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius
italicus) from the Po River drainage: genetic knowledge for its
conservation. Freshwater Biology.
Crosa G. and Zaccara S. In press. Key aspects of the water quality variability in the Amu Darya River upstream the Tuyamun hydroengineering complex. Water Resources.