CORCOS DARIA

Dottorando di ricerca
telefono(i): 24744


I'm a PhD student in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology at La Sapienza University in Rome. I received my bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and my master's in Ecology and Conservation Biology. I'm interested in the ecology of insects of ecological and economic interest (predators and parasitoids, known as natural enemies). Especially, I work with multiple taxonomic groups to have a better explanation of the relationships between species richness/abundance and environmental variables. During my master degree I worked with natural enemies (families: Tachinidae, Sirphidae, Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, Crabronidae, Chrysididae and Ichneumonidae) in an highly fragmented agricultural landscape in the province of Siena. We explored how the effects of environmental heterogeneity varies across seasons and spatial scales.My PhD project deals with the effect of climate change on insect natural enemies (families: Tachinidae, Sirphidae, Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, Crabronidae and Carabidae). I'm currently studying the natural enemy communities along elevation gradients in Northern Italy, to understand how the species composition and number of individual of the upper trophic level changes in response to elevation and vegetation cover.

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Publications: D. Corcos , Inclán D.J.,Cerretti P., Mei M., Di Giovanni F.,  Birtele D.,  Rosa P.,  De Biase A., Audisio P. , Marini L. (2017) Environmental heterogeneity effect on insect natural enemies varies across spatial scales and seasons: a multi-taxon approach. Insect Conservatrion and Diversity Oral communications given at conferences:  D. Corcos, D.J. Inclán, P. Cerretti, M. Mei, A. De Biase, P. Audisio, L.Marini (2015) Effect of habitat diversity on flower-visiting insects varies across season and spatial scale in a highly fragmented landscape. Convegno Annuale di Ponzano Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie Charles Darwin - Sapienza, Ponzano Romano. D. Corcos, P. Cerretti, M. Mei, A. Vigna Taglianti, D. Paniccia, A. De Biase, L. Marini (2016) Insect predators and parasitoids along elevation gradients: communities respond to altitude. Convegno Annuale di Ponzano Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie Charles Darwin - Sapienza, Ponzano Romano. D. Corcos, D. J. Inclán, P. Cerretti, M. Mei, A. De Biase, L. Marini (2016) Effetti della frammentazione ambientale (parametri area, connettività e diversità di habitat) sulla biodiversità di comunità di insetti delle Crete Senesi (SI). XXV Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia, Padova. D. Corcos, P. Cerretti, M. Mei, A. Vigna Taglianti, D. Paniccia, A. De Biase, L. Marini (2016) Entomocenosi a insetti predatori e parassitoidi lungo gradienti altitudinali in Nord Italia. XXV Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia, Padova.


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