MSc. Silvia Pappagallo
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msc. silvia pappagallo

AG Animal Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions
Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstraße 2
48149 Münster

Room : 547
Phone: +49 (0) 251 -  83 33984
E-Mail:   silvia.pappagallo [at]
Office hours:  by appointment 

  • Curriculum vitae

    Since 06/2017

    Researcher and PhD student in the EU project "DIVERSify"
    WG Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions, Institute of Landscape Ecology,
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    11/2016 Master of Science - Entomology and Phytopathology, Plant Sciences, Wageningen University
    Master thesis: "Response of a natural insect herbivore community to neighboring wild
    and domesticated brassicaeous species (Brassica nigra L. and Brassica olereacea L. cv alba)"

    04-09 / 2016 Internship - Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn
    Project: "Revision of the Genus Microula Benth. (Boraginaceae) in Nepal"

    02/2014 Bachelor of Science - Biology, Rome University Tor Vergata
    Bachelor thesis: "Effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L. extract on human melanoma cells"

    Scientific activities

    04-09 / 2016

    Internship on Plant taxonomic revision

    - Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants,   University of Bonn

    01-03 / 2016

    Academic Consultancy

    - Wageningen University and  PPO Praktijkonderzoek, Wageningen


    2016 Erasmus + Traineeship

  •  Research interests

    Insect-plant interactions are my major field of interest, in particular when it comes to agroecosystems. I am fascinated by how ecology can offer ideas and smart solutions to handle agricultural and environmental issues. Holistc understanding of agroecosystems will help us improve development of sustainable solutions while guaranteeing yield. This is what I am trying to do by using holistic analytical tools such as Structural Equation Modeling.

    Other research fields I am involved in are:

    -Plant volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in intercropping systems.

    -Social and didactic aspects of agroecology.

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     Research projects

    DIVERSify - Designing innovative plant teams for ecosystem resilience and agricultural sustainability

    Network thinking in agroecosystem functioning

    Plant Volatile Organic Compounds in agroecosystems