Quantitative Ecology

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Numerical methods are applied for investigating the response of aquatic organisms to the environmental gradients and pollutants while specific techniques are applied for decomposing the variation of different stressors acting on the stream water quality. 

Upstream and downstream Salinity-discharge models estimated for the

Amu Darya River (Central Asia).

(From: Crosa et al., Spatial and seasonal variations in the water qyuality of the Amu Darya River , Water Research, In Press) 


  1. Buffagni A., Crosa G. and Marchetti R. 1995. Size related shift in physical habitat of two mayfly species (Ephemeroptera). Freshwater Biology, 34: 297-302. 

  2. Crosa G., Yaméogo L., Calamari D. and Hougard J.M. 1998. Long Term Quantitative Ecological Assessment of Insecticides Treatments in Four African Rivers - A Methodological Approaches . Chemosphere, 37(14-15): 2847-2858.

  3. Crosa 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, 44(3): 501-501.

  4. Yaméogo 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, 44(8): 1759-1773 .

  5. Crosa G., Yaméogo L., Calamari D., Kondé F., and Nabé K. 2001. Effects of larviciding on invertebrate communities of Guinean rivers, West Africa. Hydrobiologia, 458: 151-158.

  6. Crosa 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: 107-115. 

  7. Crosa G., Villa S. and Cotta-Ramusino M. 2002. Local versus longitudinal biological variability in a high gradient stream. Hydrobiologia, 477: 107-114. 

  8. Viganò 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. Lalumera, GM; Calamari, D; Galli, P, Castiglioni, S; Crosa, G; Fanelli, R 2004: Preliminary investigation on the environmental occurrence and effects of antibiotics used in aquaculture in Italy. Chemosphere, 54: 661-668.

  11. Carubelli G., Fanelli R., Mariam G., Nichetti S., Crosa G., Calarnari D., Fattore E. 2007. PCB contamination in farmed and wild sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) from a coastal wetland area in central Italy. CHEMOSPHERE, 68:1630-1635.

  12. Zaccara, S., Canziani, A., Roella, V., Crosa, G. 2007. A northern Italian shallow lake as a case study for eutrophication control. Limnology, 8: 155-160.

Stream Ecology Quantitative Ecology Phylogeography Papers