XXV Congresso AIOL – Plenary lectures
Insitute of Earth Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Canobbio, Switzerland
Challenges of ecological restoration: lessons from a deep perialpine lake (Lake Lugano)
I am a freshwater ecologist working at the interface between applied ecology and community ecology. After graduating in Natural Sciences in 1996, I pursued graduate education at Cardiff University, Wales, obtaining a Master and a PhD degree in Hydrobiology. I since worked as postdoctoral researcher (Umeå University, Sweden and Colorado State University, USA), Assistant Professor (Lyon University, France), and Senior researcher (University of Applied Sciences on Southern Switzerland). The consistent threads across this personal and professional path have been a keen interest in the natural history of aquatic organisms and a concern for the state of freshwater ecosystems. Currently I am particularly interested in the responses of lake pelagic communities to restoration and the pressures of global change.
- Lepori, F. and Capelli, C., 2019. Seasonal variation in trophic structure and restoration effects in a deep perialpine lake (Lake Lugano, Switzerland and Italy). Journal of Great Lakes Research, in press.
- Lepori, F. and Roberts, J.J., 2017. Effects of internal phosphorus loadings and food-web structure on the recovery of a deep lake from eutrophication. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 43, 255-264.
- Lepori, F. and Malmqvist, B., 2009. Deterministic control on community assembly peaks at intermediate levels of disturbance. Oikos, 118, 471-479.
- Lepori, F., & Hjerdt, N. (2006). Disturbance and aquatic biodiversity: reconciling contrasting views. BioScience, 56, 809-818.
- Lepori, F., Palm, D., Brännäs, E. and Malmqvist, B., 2005. Does restoration of structural heterogeneity in streams enhance fish and macroinvertebrate diversity? Ecological Applications, 15,.2060-2071.
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