Parisi Stefano


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Curriculum Vitae

I received my Master’s degree in Science and Technology of Animal Production from the University of Naples Federico II performing an experimental thesis in Plant Pathology entitled “Effects of Trichoderma spp. and harzianic acid on plants of livestock interest”. I was awarded a fellowship at the IPSP in Portici as part of the Compecoast project – eco-sustainable composting in Italian chestnut groves. In this research fellowship I focused my activity in the identification at the molecular and morphological level of arthropods representing the decomposable microfauna present in plant biomass initiated to composting. In addition, I conducted bioassays to evaluate the ability of mature compost to induce direct and indirect defense mechanisms in selected plant-phytophagous systems (e.g., Tomato and Aphids).
I am currently a research fellow under the Urcofi project on the topic of “monitoring and biological control of the invasive phytophagous insect Drosophila suzukii.” The project aims to implement biological control of D. suzukii through the introduction of the antagonist Ganaspis brasiliensis on the territory of Campania and to evaluate the impact of native species of natural antagonists through field and laboratory study of bio-ethological characters and through morphological and molecular identification of sampled parasitoid species.