University of Siena

Massimo Nepi

Department of Life Sciences

Graduated in Biology at the University of Siena in 1991; PhD in Agricultural Biology at the University of Pisa in 1995. From January 2001 to October 2016 Researcher at the University of Siena and from November 2016 to today Associate Professor of General Botany at the same University. My research mainly concerns the reproductive biology of higher plants and in particular the relationships between plants and animals during pollination. Most of these relationships are based on mutualism, since animals are “rewarded” with pollen and nectar while pollinating. My studies aim to find out how the diversity of flower rewards can influence relationships with pollinators today and during evolutionary processes.

Plant reproductive biology
sugary secretion