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Stefano Mammola

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My scientific activity primarily focuses on subterranean biology and the use of caves as model systems in which to investigate an array of eco-evolutionary topics. I'm particularly interested in species distribution models, functional ecology, and macroecology. I'm also interested in the taxonomy, biology and ecology of spiders.


Mobile: +39 3298838493
Skype: stefano.mammola
Address: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque, Largo Tonolli 50, 28922 Verbania Pallanza, Italia

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Scopus Author ID: 56543742600
WoS Researcher ID: I-1518-2019
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Google Scholar H-Index: 19


Regional and Global IUCN assessor
Company: IUCN SSC Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group
Time period: 2016 - today

Permanent researcher
Company: IRSA - IRSA - Verbania
Company web site:
Time period: 12/2019 - today

Marie-Curie Individual fellow
Company: Finnish Museum of Natural History - LIBRe Laboratory for Integrative Biodiversity Research - Finnish Museum of Natural History
Time period: 09/2020 - 08/2022

CAWEB project "Testing macroecological theory using simplified systems", funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) individual fellowships (Grant no. 882221). Project focused on testing macroecological theory using simplified systems (caves).

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Bando per l'internazionalizazione San Paolo Anno 2018.
Company: Finnish Museum of Natural History / University of Torino
Time period: 03/2019 - 11/2019

Postdocoral research Fellowship
Company: University of Turino
Company web site:
Time period: 11/2017 - 02/2019

Research contract in Urban Ecology
Company: Fondazione Centro Conservazione e Restauro 'La Venaria Reale' - Fondazione Centro Conservazione e Restauro 'La Venaria Reale', Venaria, Italy
Time period: 01/2017 - 10/2017


National/International awards

"Naturalista dell'anno 2015" ("Naturalist of the Year 2015")
Participation time period: 2015 -

'E4 Award' Ecography Award 2017 for Excellence in Ecology and Evolution (Finalist)
Participation time period: 2019 -

Premio Roberto Marchetti
Participation time period: 2016 -


PhD in Biology and Applied Biotechnologies (Doctoral School of Sciences and Innovative Technologies)
Università degli Studi di Torino
Graduation date: 2017-02-21

Internship on molecular analyses
Facultat de Biologia, University of Barcelona
Attendance time period: 01/2015 - 06/2015

MSc Environmental Biology (curriculum: biodiversity conservation)
Università degli Studi di Torino
Grade: 110/110 cum Laude
Graduation date: 2013-04-18



Curriculum Vitae

Research products

Mammola, Stefano; Hesselberg, Thomas; Lunghi, Enrico

A trade-off between latitude and elevation contributes to explain range segregation of broadly distributed cave-dwelling spiders

(2021) in Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research
Mammola, Stefano; Fontaneto, Diego; Martínez, Alejandro; Chichorro, Filipe

Impact of the reference list features on the number of citations

(2021) in Scientometrics (Print)
Pavlek, Martina; Mammola, Stefano

Niche-based processes explaining the distributions of closely related subterranean spiders

(2021) in Journal of biogeography (Print)
Ryo, Masahiro; Angelov, Boyan; Mammola, Stefano; Kass, Jamie M.; Benito, Blas M.; Hartig, Florian

Explainable artificial intelligence enhances the ecological interpretability of black-box species distribution models

(2021) in Ecography (Cop.)
Zhang, Zhixin; Kass, Jamie M.; Mammola, Stefano; Koizumi, Itsuro; Li, Xuecao; Tanaka, Kazunori; Ikeda, Kousuke; Suzuki, Toru; Yokota, Masashi; Usio, Nisikawa

Lineage-level distribution models lead to more realistic climate change predictions for a threatened crayfish

(2021) in Diversity and distributions (Print)
Mammola, Stefano; Souza, Maysa Fernanda Villela Rezende; Isaia, Marco; Ferreira, Rodrigo Lopes

Global distribution of microwhip scorpions (Arachnida: Palpigradi)

(2021) in Journal of biogeography (Print)
Nicolosi, Giuseppe; Mammola, Stefano; Costanzo, Salvatore; Sabella, Giorgio; Cirrincione, Rosolino; Signorello, Giovanni; Isaia, Marco

Microhabitat selection of a sicilian subterranean woodlouse and its implications for cave management

(2021) in International Journal of Speleology (Testo stamp.)
Martínez, Alejandro; Mammola, Stefano

Specialized terminology reduces the number of citations of scientific papers

(2021) in Proceedings - Royal Society. Biological sciences (Print)
Wang, Xin; Zhang, Zhixin; Mammola, Stefano; Ho, Adeljean L.F.C.; Zhang, Yanhong; Qin, Geng; Lin, Qiang

Exploring ecological specialization in pipefish using genomic, morphometric and ecological evidence

(2021) in Diversity and distributions (Print)
Alejandro Martínez, Guillermo García-Gómez, Álvaro García-Herrero, Nuria Sánchez, Fernando Pardos, Andrés Izquierdo-Muñoz, Diego Fontaneto & Stefano Mammola

Habitat differences filter functional diversity of low dispersive microscopic animals (Acari, Halacaridae)

(2021) in Hydrobiologia (The Hague. Print)
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