Monitoring of insects with public participation (MIPP; EU LIFE project 11 NAT/IT/000252): overview on a citizen science initiative and a monitoring programme (Insecta: Coleoptera; Lepidoptera; Orthoptera)

  • Franco Mason Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Centro Nazionale Biodiversità Forestale, Laboratorio Nazionale Tassonomia Invertebrati “Lanabit”, Verona, Italy.
  • Pio Federico Roversi CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence), Italy.
  • Paolo Audisio Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Marco Alberto Bologna Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Maria Carpaneto Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Gloria Antonini Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Emiliano Mancini Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Giuseppino Sabbatini Peverieri CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence), Italy.
  • Fabio Mosconi CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Emanuela Solano CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Emanuela Maurizi CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Michela Maura CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Stefano Chiari CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Science, Roma Tre University, .
  • Simone Sabatelli Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Marco Bardiani CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy.
  • Ilaria Toni CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy.
  • Lara Redolfi De Zan CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy.
  • Sarah Rossi De Gasperis Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Massimiliano Tini Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome; Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Alessandro Cini CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy.
  • Agnese Zauli Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy.
  • Giulio Nigro Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • Alessandro Bottacci Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Ufficio per la Biodiversità, Rome, Italy.
  • Sönke Hardersen MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy.
  • Alessandro Campanaro | ale.naro@gmail.com CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy.

Abstract

The LIFE project “MIPP” - Monitoring of Insects with Public Participation (11 NAT/IT/000252) is focused on selected insect species (five Coleoptera, three Lepidoptera, one Orthoptera), all included in the annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive (HD) 92/43/EEC. One important aim is a citizen science initiative where every person may become a citizen scientist and collect faunistic data on the above species throughout Italy. Another objective of the project MIPP is the development of standard methods for monitoring the conserva- tion status of the five target beetle species. One innovative method employed is a sniffer-dog (“Osmodog”), trained to find the rare and endangered hermit beetle, Osmoderma eremita, which lives in veteran, hollow trees. The dog detects the strong smell of mature peach produced by adult males and an odor produced by the larvae. Another objective of the project MIPP is the dissemination of topics such as HD, Natura 2000, importance of dead-wood, Life projects, insect monitoring and conservation.

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2015-06-30
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Habitats Directive, Osmoderma eremita, sniffer dog, invertebrate monitoring, biodiversity conservation
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Mason, F., Roversi, P., Audisio, P., Bologna, M., Carpaneto, G., Antonini, G., Mancini, E., Sabbatini Peverieri, G., Mosconi, F., Solano, E., Maurizi, E., Maura, M., Chiari, S., Sabatelli, S., Bardiani, M., Toni, I., Redolfi De Zan, L., Rossi De Gasperis, S., Tini, M., Cini, A., Zauli, A., Nigro, G., Bottacci, A., Hardersen, S., & Campanaro, A. (2015). Monitoring of insects with public participation (MIPP; EU LIFE project 11 NAT/IT/000252): overview on a citizen science initiative and a monitoring programme (Insecta: Coleoptera; Lepidoptera; Orthoptera). Fragmenta Entomologica, 47(1), 51-52. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2015.134