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Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications —

(All papers published as unsolicited articles unless otherwise specified; as of 3 Mar 2019.)

 

Gross E.M., & P. Lombardo, 2018. Limited effect of gizzard sand on consumption of the macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum by the great pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. Hydrobiologia 812: 131–145. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2890-8. Juvenile snails previously grown with access to sand consumed a slight higher quantity of the high-fiber, chemically defended unpalatable macrophyte M. spicatum and had a transient headstart on oviposition than control snails grown without access to sand. Includes Supplementary Materials.  [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Żbikowska E., P. Lombardo, J. Żbikowski, G. Jabłońska, A. Marszewska, & A. Cichy, 2017. Ketoprofen<span class="s3">-induced inhibition of symptoms of behavioural fever observed in wintering Planorbarius corneus (L.) (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Journal of Molluscan Studies 83: 434–439. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyx026. Induced symptoms of behavioral fever were inhibited in adult snails by ketoprofen, which also delayed fever when pre-injected in snails, suggesting that pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment may alter the ecophysiology and/or behavior of resident fauna.  [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., & F.P. Miccoli, 2017. A note on oviposition by Lymnaea stagnalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae) on shells of conspecifics under laboratory conditions. Folia Malacologica 25: 101–108. DOI: 10.12657/folmal.025.007. Oviposition on conspecifics' shells was quantified for a long-term, stable, size-structured laboratory population of Lymnaea stagnalis[Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Fattorini S., P. Lombardo, B. Fiasca, A. Di Cioccio, T. Di Lorenzo, & D.M.P. Galassi, 2017. Earthquake-related changes in species spatial niche overlaps in spring communities. Scientific Reports 7: 443. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00592-z. Interspecific interactions among groundwater copepods before and after the 2009 earthquake at the Gran Sasso Aquifer (GSA) were inferred from spatial distributions at the main GSA discharge point.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Di Sabatino A., G. Cristiano, D. Di Sanza, P. Lombardo, C. Giansante, R. Caprioli, P. Vignini, F.P. Miccoli, & B. Cicolani, 2016. Leaf-Nets (LN): a new quantitative method for sampling macroinvertebrates in non-wadeable streams and rivers. River Rersearch and Applications 32: 1242-1251. The characterization of the benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages at a pristine and an impacted site in a non-wadeable river was similar for a newly devised sampler (LN) compared to the traditional Hester-Dendy-multiplate sampler. The LN sampler also includes decaying Phragmites australis leaves, providing a parallel insight into the ecosystem functional aspects.    [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Di Lorenzo T., M. Cifoni, P. Lombardo, B. Fiasca, & D.M.P. Galassi, 2015. Ammonium threshold values for groundwater quality in the EU may not protect groundwater fauna: evidence from an alluvial aquifer in Italy. Hydrobiologia 743: 139-150. Low abundance and taxonomic richness of obligate groundwater microcopepods in high-ammonium borewater (with ammonium conditions based on independent ecotoxicological investigations) suggest that current EU threshold values for groundwater ammonium concentration may not adequately protect groundwater fauna.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Galassi D.M.P., P. Lombardo, B. Fiasca, A. Di Cioccio, T. Di Lorenzo, M. Petitta, & P. Di Carlo, 2014. Earthquakes trigger the loss of groundwater biodiversity. Scientific Reports 4: 6273. Quantitative data on groundwater microcopepods in the Gran Sasso karstic aquifer, hit by the 6.3-Mw L'Aquila earthquake of 2009, suggest that earthquakes trigger the flush-out of meiofauna and lead to diminished subterranean biodiversity.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Di Sabatino A., G. Cristiano, M. Pinna, P. Lombardo, F.P. Miccoli, G. Marini, P. Vignini, & B. Cicolani, 2014. Structure, functional organization and biological traits of macroinvertebrate assemblages from leaf bags and benthic samples in a third-order stream in Central Apennines (Italy). Ecological Indicators 46: 84-91. Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages sampled with leaf-bags or Surber sampler exhibited different structural and functional characteristics, suggesting that the two sampling techniques are complementary and not alternative.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P. & M. Mjelde, 2014. Quantifying interspecific spatial overlap in aquatic macrophyte communities. Hydrobiologia 737: 25-33 (Special Issue: Plants in Hydrosystems). The quantitative index alpha-cap, based on Levins's (1968) alpha overlap/competition index, is proposed to study plant community dynamics, and validated with data from real macrophyte communities. (Part of the "Shallow Lakes 2014" special issue.)   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Miccoli F.P., P. Lombardo, & B. Cicolani, 2013. Indicator value of lotic water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) and their use in macroinvertebrate-based indices for water quality assessment purposes. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 411: 8. The reliability of some macroinvertebrate-based indices was tested comparatively, with an emphasis on water mites as potential bioindicators of ecosystem status within the context of EU legislation.   [Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., M. Mjelde, T. Källqvist, & P. Brettum, 2013. Seasonal and scale-dependent variability in nutrient- and allelopathy-mediated macrophyte–phytoplankton interactions. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 409: 10. Close- and medium-range interactions between plants and phytoplankton were quantitatively assessed from field and laboratory observations.   [Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Mjelde M., P. Lombardo, D. Berge, & S.W. Johansen, 2012. Mass invasion of Elodea canadensis Michx. in a large, clear-water, species-rich Norwegian lake — impact on macrophyte biodiversity. Annales de Limnologie — International Journal of Limnology 48: 225-240. Data from quantitative macrophyte surveys spanning ~70 years were analyzed to assess the impact of an invasive nonnative macrophyte in species-rich (Lake) Steinsfjord, Norway; includes online-only supplemental material.   [Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, T. Mastracci, M. Giustini, & B. Cicolani, 2012. Predation by Dugesia polychroa (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) prevents the establishment of Physa acuta (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in hard-substratum habitats. Folia Malacologica 20: 121–134. Population-level effects of a freshwater planaria were investigated quantitatively in the laboratory with a high-replication study employing a small, size-structured, "colonizing" snail population[Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., M. Giustini, F.P. Miccoli, & B. Cicolani, 2011. Fine-scale differences in diel activity among nocturnal freshwater planarias. Journal of Circadian Rhythms 9:2. Diel activity cycles of three common planarian species were assessed quantitatively in the laboratory under natural light and photoperiod following the methods in Lombardo et al. (2010).   [Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, M. Giustini, & B. Cicolani, 2011. Planarian (Dugesia polychroa) predation on freshwater gastropod eggs depends on prey species, clutch morphology, and egg size. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 178: 325-339. Planarian predation on eggs of eight snail species at various stages of development was quantified in a laboratory experiment.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Hilt S., & P. Lombardo, 2010. Effects of macrophytes on phytoplankton: nutrient uptake versus allelopathy. Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 30(9): 1317-1320. Nutrient dynamics in Körner & Nicklisch's (2002) allelopathy-targeting experiment were critically discussed using previously unpublished data.

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, M. Giustini, & B. Cicolani, 2010. Diel activity cycles of freshwater gastropods under natural light: patterns and ecological implications. Annales de Limnologie — International Journal of Limnology 46: 29-40. Diel activity of six common snail species was assessed quantitatively in the laboratory under natural light and photoperiod, and discussed in relation to snail ecology; includes online-only supplemental material and an Erratum [IJL 47 (2011): 395-396].   [Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Gross E.M., S. Hilt, P. Lombardo, & G. Mulderij, 2007. Searching for allelopathic effects of submerged macrophytes on phytoplankton — state of the art and open questions. Hydrobiologia 584: 77-88. Current knowledge of and research methods in plant—algae allelopathic interactions in shallow lakes were discussed critically. (Part of the "Shallow Lakes 2005" special issue.)   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., 2005. Applicability of littoral food-web biomanipulation for lake management purposes: snails, macrophytes, and water transparency in northeast Ohio shallow lakes. Lake and Reservoir Management 21: 186-202. Interrelationships among snails, plants, algae, nutrients, and water transparency were investigated in situ to assess the applicability of littoral food-web biomanipulation to meso-eutrophic shallow lakes. (Invited contribution to special issue.)   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., & G.D. Cooke, 2004. Resource use and partitioning by two co-occurring freshwater gastropod species. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 159: 229-251. Distribution-based snail behavior on substrates, and quantitative effects on trophic resources, were investigated in the laboratory.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., & G.D. Cooke, 2003. Ceratophyllum demersum — phosphorus interactions in nutrient enriched aquaria. Hydrobiologia 497: 79-90. Response of the freshwater macrophyte C. demersum to nutrient enrichment in the water column was investigated in a laboratory experiment as biomass changes and phosphorus uptake.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

Lombardo P., & G.D. Cooke, 2002. Consumption and preference of selected food types by two freshwater gastropod species. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 155: 667-685. Snail selection among living macrophytes, periphyton, and leaf litter was quantitatively assessed in a laboratory experiment using univariate and multivariate techniques.

Lombardo P., 1997. Predation by Enallagma nymphs (Odonata, Zygoptera) under different conditions of spatial heterogeneity. Hydrobiologia 356: 1-9. The role of an insect top predator in littoral invertebrate food webs was quantitatively investigated in a cross-gradient, laboratory experiment.   [Article (original pdf from the publisher)]

 

 

Other Scientific Publications —

Di Sabatino A., B. Cicolani, P. Vignini, M. Pescosolido, F. P. Miccoli, M. Giustini, & P. Lombardo, 2007. Assessment of river quality within the context of the EU's Water Framework Directive (2000/60/ EC): the RiverNet Experiences. Pp. 163-175 in: Rivers and Citizens — Cross-border Experiences in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development; M. Pinna, V.F. Uricchio, M. Aresta, & A. Basset (eds.). University of Salento Press, Lecce, Italy. Current and proposed macroinvertebrate-based indices of river ecological status were quantitatively compared using historical data from Abruzzo, central Italy. (Editor-reviewed invited contribution.)   [Article (original, open-access pdf from the publisher)]

Cooke G.D., P. Lombardo, & C. Brant, 2001. Shallow and deep lakes: determining successful management options. LakeLine 21(1): 42-46. The ecology of shallow vs. deep lakes was concisely reviewed with emphasis on management issues. (Editor-reviewed invited review.)

Lombardo P., 1999-2000. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Ohio Shorelines 12(4), 13(1) & 13(2). Freshwater plant ecology and related management issues were reviewed for a broad public of scientists, students, lake users and lake managers. (Editor-reviewed invited review, published in three parts.)

 

 

Technical Reports —

(List limited to reports with sole, primary, or otherwise substantial contribution; NIVA and ENSR policies included waiver of individual authorship rights on technical reports.)

Di Sabatino A., M. Iannella, P. Lombardo, F.P. Miccoli, & L. Ruggieri, 2014. Assessment of the Ecological Status of Lake Pantaniello, central Apennines: Preliminary Findings and Management Options. Technical report to the National Forestry Protection Agency, L'Aquila, I.

Lombardo P., 2007. Elodea canadensis in Steinsfjord: Quantitative Assessment of Waterweed Introduction on the Native Macrophyte Community. Technical report to NIVA, Oslo, Norway.

Lombardo P., 2004. Analysis of Numerical and Geospatial Data of Surface Water Quality and Agricultural Pressures in Italy. Technical report to ADAS, Manchester, United Kingdom.

ADAS/NIVA, 2004. Assessment of NVZ Designation in Italy — Scientific and Technical Assistance in Relation to the Implementation of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC). Main report (diagnostic part) to the European Commission — DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium.

ADAS/NIVA, 2004. Assessment of NVZ Designation in Spain — Scientific and Technical Assistance in Relation to the Implementation of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC). Main report and accompanying recommendations to the EC — DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium.

NIVA/ADAS, 2003. Assessment of NVZ Designation in Sweden — Scientific and Technical Assistance in Relation to the Implementation of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC). Final report with recommendations to the EC / DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium.

NIVA/ADAS, 2002. Assessment of NVZ Designation in Portugal — Scientific and Technical Assistance in Relation to the Implementation of the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC). Final report with recommendations to the EC / DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium.

ENSR, 2002. Diagnostic / Feasibility Study of Long Meadow Pond, Bethlehem, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Diagnostic part of the final report.

ENSR, 2002. Biological Assessment of Potentially Impacted Resources in the Upper Lake Whitney, Hamden & New Haven, Connecticut. Final report to the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT.

ENSR, 2001. Diagnostic / Feasibility Study of Otis Reservoir, Otis & Tolland, Massachusetts. Final report to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Boston, MA.

ENSR, 2001. Aquatic Vegetation Assessment in Goose Pond, Lee, Massachusetts. Final report to the Goose Pond Maintenance District, Lee, MA.

ENSR, 2000. Survey of the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Vegetation Management Recommendations for Fort Meadow Reservoir, Marlborough, Massachusetts. Final report to the Conservation Commission of the City of Marlborough, MA.

ENSR, 1999-2001. Benthic Biological Assessments of the Lower Mill River, Hamden & New Haven, Connecticut. Annual reports to the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, New Haven, CT.

 

 

Recent Presentations at International Conferences and Symposia —

(As a presenter; all presentations were in English.  Coauthored talks or posters presented by others are not included.)

Lombardo P., & E.M. Gross, 2018. Limited effect of gizzard sand on consumption of the aquatic plant Myriophyllum spicatum by the great pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. 2nd BioTweeps Conference (#BTCon18), Twitter, Jun 2018; tweet presentation (https://twitter.com/i/moments/1010171550803398656 and as pinned tweet thread at https://twitter.com/LimnoGeek1?lang=en).

Miccoli F.P., P. Lombardo, & B. Cicolani, 2017. Inclusion of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) at family level in macroinvertebrate-based indices increases the sensitivity to small changes in high-quality lotic ecosystems. 10th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS), Olomouc, CZ; oral presentation (http://www.sefs10.cz/).

Lombardo P., M. Mjelde M., & D. Berge, 2016. Changes in interspecific interactions and community structure following introduction of nonnative Elodea canadensis in a species-rich lake macrophyte community. 33rd International SIL Symposium, Turin, I; oral presentation (http://www.sil2016.it/).

Gross E.M., & P. Lombardo, 2015. Limited effect of gizzard sand on consumption of the macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum by the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. 14th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; oral presentation (https://sites.google.com/site/aquaticplants2015/).

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, H. Edvardsen, T.E. Eriksen, & M. Mjelde, 2015. Semiaquatic mosses (Fontinalis antipyretica) enhance benthic macroinvertebrate diversity in lakes: implications for biomonitoring. 14th International Symposium on Aquatic Plants, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; poster presentation (https://sites.google.com/site/aquaticplants2015/).

Mjelde M., R. Bolpagni, P. Lombardo, & M. M. Azzella, 2014. Aggressiveness of the nonnative macrophyte Elodea canadensis is closely associated with local environmental factors in European lakes. 8th International Conference on Shallow Lakes, Antalya, TR; oral presentation (http://shallowlakes2014.org/).

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, & B. Cicolani, 2014. The accidental predator: decoupled prey preference and attack success by Schmidtea polychroa (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) on freshwater gastropods at different life cycle stages. 8th International Conference on Shallow Lakes, Antalya, TR; poster presentation (http://shallowlakes2014.org/).

Lombardo P., & M. Mjelde, 2012. A modified α index to quantify spatial overlap in aquatic macrophyte communities. 13th International Conference of the European Weed Research Society (EWRS) / 2nd Intl. Macrophyte Workshop of the International Society of Limnology (SIL), Poznań, Poland; oral presentation (http://www.aquaticplants2012.pl/).

Lombardo P., T. Mastracci, F.P. Miccoli, M. Giustini, P. Vignini, A. Di Sabatino, & B. Cicolani, 2011. Planarian–gastropods interactions in benthic food webs and implications for littoral biomanipulation in shallow lakes. 10th Biennial Conference of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS), Siena, Italy; poster presentation.

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, M. Giustini, A. Di Sabatino, P. Vignini, & B. Cicolani, 2010. Planarian predation on freshwater gastropod eggs — A first look. 20th Annual Conference of the Italian Ecological Society (SItE), Rome, Italy; poster presentation.

Lombardo P., F.P. Miccoli, M. Giustini, A. Di Sabatino, P. Vignini, & B. Cicolani, 2010. The accidental predator: Low prey affinity by Dugesia polychroa (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) for live freshwater gastropods — Preliminary results. 20th Annual Conference of the Italian Ecological Society (SItE), Rome, Italy; oral presentation.

Lombardo P., M. Mjelde, P. Brettum, & R. Ptacnik, 2009. How much submerged vegetation is needed for a stable clear-water state? — Phytoplankton biomass and composition in intermediately vegetated shallow lakes. 3rd International ASLO Meeting, Nice, France; poster presentation.

Cicolani B., F.P. Miccoli, & P. Lombardo, 2007. The value of water mites (Hydrachnidia) as bioindicators of stream ecological status: an example from Abruzzo, central Italy. 27th NALMS Symposium, Orlando, FL; oral presentation.

Lombardo P., M. Mjelde, D. Berge, & S.W. Johansen, 2007. Long-term changes in aquatic plant community structure following mass invasion of nonnative Elodea canadensis Michx. in Steinsfjord, Norway. 27th NALMS Symposium, Orlando, FL, and 17th Annual Conference of the Italian Ecological Society (SItE), Ancona, Italy; oral presentation.

Lombardo P., M. Mjelde, T. Källqvist, & P. Brettum, 2005. Seasonal changes in macrophyte—phytoplankton relationships — evidence from laboratory and field data. 5<sup>th</sup> International Symposium on Shallow Lakes, Dalfsen, NL; oral presentation.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="p5">Lombardo P., 2003. Aquatic snails as an in-lake management tool. 23rd NALMS Symposium, Mashantucket, CT; oral presentation.

 

 

 

 

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