Ethoikos Courses

Marco Di Domenico has a degree in Biological Science, PhD in Animal Biology. He has focused is studies in ecology and systematics of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), particularly in the larval stages. He has published over 30 papers on international reviews. He has collaborated with a number of naturalistic museums, natural reserves, encyclopaedias. In 2008 he published Clandestini. Animali e piante senza permesso di soggiorno (ed. Bollati Boringhieri, Torino). Currently his area of study is zoology and botanics.
Alessandro Giuliani was born in Rome in 1959, he is married with Bruna and has two daughters, Flaminia and Irene. He doctorated in biostatistics at the University of Rome, 'La sapienza' in 1981 and since then his research was devoted to the statistical and mathematical modelling of biological systems with a special emphasis on multidimensional and nonlinear methods. He developed, togehter with Joe Zbilut and Chuck Webber from Chicago the methodology of Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA). He is senior scientist at Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Roma) and part of the faculty of Biophysics doctorate at 'La Sapienza' University of Rome, he collaborates with Tokio's Keio University, Singapore's Bioinformatics Institute (BII) and Kerala State University in Trivandrum (India). He co-authored 180 publications in peer-review journals.
Antonio Romano has a degree in Natural Sciences, PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, and is specialised in Herpetology. His main professional interest is the study of ecology, distribution, biogeography and conservation of Italian herpetofauna using multiple approaches. In particular, his researches focus on endemic Italian amphibians. Since 2008 is councillor of the Societas Herpetologica Italica. He is author and co-author of more than 40 research papers published in scientific journals, conference proceedings and special issues. He is Red-List assessor for the IUCN (International Unit for the Conservation of Nature) for Italian Herpetofauna.
Antonio Ruggiero is a Freshwater Ecologist with a Biological Sciences degree (Cum Laude, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, 1996) and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (“Tor Vergata” University of Rome, 2004). He is a researcher and scientific consultant collaborating with private Research Institutes and Universities. He is author of 25 scientific publications (with 11 cited by Institute for Scientific Information – ISI), where he has reported the results of his studies on the communities and ecosystem dynamics of freshwater systems, being particularly focussed on mountain lakes, streams and saltmarshes.