Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Department of Environmental Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza” where he graduated in Geology in 1992. In 1997 he received his Ph.D. in Botanical Sciences from the same university with a specialization in remote sensing and geographical information systems.
His research interests span a wide range of topics in community ecology and geoecology (including invasion and urban ecology, multivariate analysis and biodiversity, spatial statistics, macroecology, historical geography, landscape and satellite ecology) with strong bias towards quantitative and methodological issues.
Celesti-Grapow, L., Ricotta, C. (2020) Plant invasion as an emerging challenge for the conservation of heritage sites: the spread of ornamental trees on ancient monuments in Rome, Italy. Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-020-02429-9
Padulles Cubino, J., Borowy, D., Knapp, S., Lososova, Z., Ricotta, C., Siebert,S., Cavender-Bares, J., Sol, D., Jeliazkov, A., Swan, C. (2020) Contrasting impacts of cultivated exotics on the functional diversity of domestic gardens in three regions with different aridity. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-020-00556-x
Pezzatti, G.B., De Angelis, A., Bekarb, I., Ricotta, C., Bajocco, S., Conedera, M. (2020) Complementing daily fire-danger assessment using a novel metric based on burnt area ranking. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 295: 108172. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108172
Sol, D., Trisos, C., Murria, C., Jeliazkov, A., Gonzalez-Lagos, C., Pigot, A.L., Ricotta, C., Swan, C.M., Tobias, J.A., Pavoine, S. (2020) The worldwide impact of urbanisation on avian functional diversity. Ecology Letters 23: 962–972. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13495
Ricotta, C., Laroche, F., Szeidl, L., Pavoine, S. (2020) From alpha to beta functional and phylogenetic redundancy. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11: 487–49. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13353
Ricotta, C., Acosta, A.T.R., Caccianiga, M., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Godefroid, S., Carboni, M. (2020) From abundance-based to functional-based indicator species. Ecological Indicators 118: 106761. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106761
Bajocco, S., Ferrara, C., Guglietta, D., Ricotta, C., (2020) Easy-to-interpret procedure to analyze fire seasonality and the influence of land use in fire occurrence: a case study in Central Italy. Fire 3: 46. DOI: 10.3390/fire3030046
Marcantonio, M., Iannacito, M., Thouverai, E. Da Re, D., Tattoni, C., Bacaro, G., Vicario, S., Ricotta, C., Rocchini, D. (2020) R-Package RasterDiv
Thouverai, E., Pavoine, S., Tordoni, E., Rocchini, D., Ricotta, C., Chiarucci, A., Bacaro, G. (2020) R-Package RAREFY