University of Milan

Marco Caccianiga

Department of Biosciences

Professor of Systematic Botany at the University of Milan (Italy). Graduated in Natural Sciences, he obtained a PhD at the University of Milan, Italy in 1997, working on primary succession on Alpine glacier forelands. He worked as postdoctoral fellow at Université Laval, Québec, Canada from 2003 to 2004. His research interests focus on plant life, vegetation dynamics and plant-animal interactions in climatically limited ecosystems. In particular, he works on plant-arthropod communities in glacial and periglacial landforms and high-altitude ecosystems, Alpine biogeography, Alpine pioneer vegetation, treeline dynamics. He also works on Forensic Botany. He is Director of the “Città Studi” Botanical Garden of the University of Milan

climate change
community ecology
plant-arthropod interactions