About me

Francesco Maria SabatiniFrancesco Maria Sabatini, PhD, Rita Levi Montalcini Fellow (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Alumnus)

Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna

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Feb 2022 – now – Assistant Professor (RTD-b) – Rita-Levi Montalcini fellow – at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

Oct 2021 – Jan 2022 – Assistant Professor (RTD-b) at Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Italy)

Mar 2018 – Sep 2021 – Post-Doc – Scientific Coordinator of sPlot – The Global Vegetation-plot Database at 1) Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Institute of Biology. Geobotanic Lab. 2) German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig (Germany)

Oct 2017- Feb 2018 – Post-Doc at Conservation Biogeography Lab. Dept of Geography. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

Oct 2015 – Sep 2017 – MSCA Post-Doc fellow at Conservation Biogeography Lab. Dept of Geography. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

Mar 2014 – Sep 2015 – Post-Doc at Department of Environmental Biology. Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy). Cofunded by LIFE+11 (NAT/IT/135) project FAGUS – Forests of the Apennines: Good practices to conjugate Use and Sustainability

Nov 2010 – Mar 2014 – PhD at Department of Environmental Biology. Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy)

As a Forest Ecologist I’m particularly interested in understanding the relationships between forest structure and biodiversity (with special reference to plants), especially in undisturbed, old-growth forests. Nevertheless, my research interests span across ecological systems, taxa and scales and include: Plant distribution patterns, Drivers of plant diversity, Functional diversity and Ecosystems functioning, all seasoned with a lot of R programming.

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Network visualization of the keywords of my papers (updated Jan 2021). An interactive version of this image is available here for download. Source code at: https://github.com/fmsabatini/Keyword_visNetwork

Here’s the list of my publications so far:

Publications in ISI journals

  1. Wolf S, Mahecha MD, Sabatini FM, Wirth C, Bruelheide H, Kattge J, Moreno Martínez Á, Mora K, Kattenborn T. 2022. Citizen science plant observations encode global trait patterns. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01904-x
  2. Jandt U, Bruelheide H, Jansen F, Bonn A, Grescho V, Klenke RA, Sabatini FM, Bernhardt-Römermann M, Blüml V, Dengler J, Diekmann M, Doerfler I, Döring U, Dullinger S, Haider S, Heinken T, Horchler P, Kuhn G, Lindner M, Metze K, Müller N, Naaf T, Peppler-Lisbach C, Poschlod P, Roscher C, Rosenthal G, Rumpf SB, Schmidt W, Schrautzer J, Schwabe A, Schwartze P, Sperle T, Stanik N, Storm C, Voigt W, Wegener U, Wesche K, Wittig B, Wulf M. 2022. More losses than gains during one century of plant biodiversity change in Germany. NATURE doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05320-w
  3. Sabatini FM, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Jandt U, Chytrý M, Field R, Kessler M, Lenoir J, Schrodt F, Wiser SK, Arfin Khan MAS, Attorre F, Cayuela L, De Sanctis M, Dengler J, Haider S, Hatim MZ, Indreica A, Jansen F, Pauchard A, Peet RK, Petřík P, Pillar VD, Sandel B, Schmidt M, Tang Z, van Bodegom P, Vassilev K, Violle C, Alvarez-Davila E, Davidar P, Dolezal J, Hérault B, Galán-de-Mera A, Jiménez J, Kambach S, Kepfer-Rojas S, Kreft H, Lezama F, Linares-Palomino R, Monteagudo Mendoza A, N’Dja JK, Phillips OL, Rivas-Torres G, Sklenář P, Speziale K, Strohbach BJ, Vásquez Martínez R, Wang H-F, Wesche K, Bruelheide H. 2022. Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 13:4683 doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32063-z (iDATA Dataset)(ZENODO Code)
  4. Davoli M, Ghoddousi A, Sabatini FM, Fabbri E, Caniglia R, Kuemmerle T. 2022. Changing patterns of conflict between humans, carnivores and crop-raiding prey as large carnivores recolonize human-dominated landscapes. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 269:109553. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109553
  5. Graco-Roza C, Aarnio S, Abrego N, Acosta ATR, Alahuhta J, Altman J, Angiolini C, Aroviita J, Attorre F, Baastrup-Spohr L, Barrera-Alba JJ, Belmaker J, Biurrun I, Bonari G, Bruelheide H, Burrascano S, Carboni M, Cardoso P, Carvalho JC, Castaldelli G, Christensen M, Correa G, Dembicz I, Dengler J, Dolezal J, Domingos P, Erös T, Ferreira CEL, Filibeck G, Floeter SR, Friedlander AM, Gammal J, Gavioli A, Gossner MM, Granot I, Guarino R, Gustafsson C, Hayden B, He S, Heilmann-Clausen J, Heino J, Hunter JT, Huszar VLM, Janišová M, Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola J, Kahilainen KK, Kemppinen J, Kozub Ł, Kruk C, Kulbiki M, Kuzemko A, Christiaan le Roux P, Lehikoinen A, Teixeira de Lima D, Lopez-Urrutia A, Lukács BA, Luoto M, Mammola S, Marinho MM, Menezes LS, Milardi M, Miranda M, Moser GAO, Mueller J, Niittynen P, Norkko A, Nowak A, Ometto JP, Ovaskainen O, Overbeck GE, Pacheco FS, Pajunen V, Palpurina S, Picazo F, Prieto JAC, Rodil IF, Sabatini FM, Salingré S, De Sanctis M, Segura AM, da Silva LHS, Stevanovic ZD, Swacha G, Teittinen A, Tolonen KT, Tsiripidis I, Virta L, Wang B, Wang J, Weisser W, Xu Y, Soininen J. 2022. Distance decay 2.0 – A global synthesis of taxonomic and functional turnover in ecological communities. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY 31:1399-1421. doi: 10.1111/geb.13513
  6. Pärtel M, Sabatini FM, Morueta-Holme N, Kreft H, Dengler J. 2022. Macroecology of vegetation — Lessons learnt from the Virtual Special Issue. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 33:e13121. doi: 10.1111/jvs.13121
  7. Mikoláš M, Svitok M, Bače R, Meigs GW, Keeton WS, Keith H, Buechling A, Trotsiuk V, Kozák D, Bollmann K, Begovič K, Čada V, Chaskovskyy O, Ralhan D, Dušátko M, Ferenčík M, Frankovič M, Gloor R, Hofmeister J, Janda P, Kameniar O, Lábusová J, Majdanová L, Nagel TA, Pavlin J, Pettit JL, Rodrigo R, Roibu C-C, Rydval M, Sabatini FM, Schurman J, Synek M, Vostarek O, Zemlerová V, Svoboda M. 2021. Natural disturbance impacts on trade-offs and co-benefits of forest biodiversity and carbon. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 288:20211631. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1631
  8. Munteanu C, Senf C, Nita MD, Sabatini FM, Oeser J, Seidl R, Kuemmerle T. 2021. Leveraging historical spy satellite photographs and recent remote sensing data to identify high conservation value forests. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY n/a doi: 10.1111/cobi.13820
  9. Sabatini FM, Bluhm H, Kun Z, Aksenov D, Atauri JA, Buchwald E, Burrascano S, Cateau E, Diku A, Duarte IM, López ÁBF, Garbarino M, Grigoriadis N, Horváth F, Keren S, Kitenberga M, Kiš A, Kraut A, Ibisch PL, Larrieu L, Lombardi F, Matovic B, Melu RN, Meyer P, Midteng R, Mikac S, Mikoláš M, Mozgeris G, Panayotov M, Pisek R, Nunes L, Ruete A, Schickhofer M, Simovski B, Stillhard J, Stojanovic D, Szwagrzyk J, Tikkanen O-P, Toromani E, Volosyanchuk R, Vrška T, Waldherr M, Yermokhin M, Zlatanov T, Zagidullina A, Kuemmerle T. 2021. European Primary Forest Database (EPFD) v2.0. SCIENTIFIC DATA: doi: 10.1038/s41597-021-00988-7. (BIORXIV Pre-print)(Figshare Dataset).
  10. Sabatini FM, Lenoir J, Hattab T, Arnst EA, Chytrý M, Dengler J, De Ruffray P, Hennekens SM, Jandt U, Jansen F, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Kattge J, Levesley A, Pillar VD, Purschke O, Sandel B, Sultana F, Aavik T, Aćić S, Acosta ATR, Agrillo E, Alvarez M, Apostolova I, Arfin Khan MAS, Arroyo L, Attorre F, Aubin I, Banerjee A, Bauters M, Bergmeier E, Biurrun I, Bjorkman AD, Bonari G, Bondareva V, Brunet J, Čarni A, Casella L, Cayuela L, Černý T, Chepinoga V, Csiky J, Ćušterevska R, De Bie E, de Gasper AL, De Sanctis M, Dimopoulos P, Dolezal J, Dziuba T, El-Sheikh MAE-RM, Enquist B, Ewald J, Fazayeli F, Field R, Finckh M, Gachet S, Galán-de-Mera A, Garbolino E, Gholizadeh H, Giorgis M, Golub V, Greve Alsos I, Grytnes J-A, Guerin GR, Gutiérrez AG, Haider S, Hatim MZ, Hérault B, Hinojos Mendoza G, Hölzel N, Homeier J, Hubau W, Indreica A, Janssen JAM, Jedrzejek B, Jentsch A, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Kapfer J, Karger DN, Kavgacı A, Kearsley E, Kessler M, Khanina L, Killeen T, Korolyuk A, Kreft H, Kühl HS, Kuzemko A, Landucci F, Lengyel A, Lens F, Lingner DV, Liu H, Lysenko T, Mahecha MD, Marcenò C, Marchand P, Martynenko V, Moeslund JE, Mendoza AM, Mucina L, Müller JV, Munzinger J, Naqinezhad A, Noroozi J, Nowak A, Onyshchenko V, Overbeck GE, Pärtel M, Pauchard A, Peet RK, Peñuelas J, Pérez-Haase A, Peterka T, Petřík P, Peyre G, Phillips OL, Prokhorov V, Rašomavičius V, Revermann R, Rivas-Torres G, Rodwell JS, Ruprecht E, Rūsiņa S, Samimi C, Schmidt M, Schrodt F, Shan H, Shirokikh P, Šibík J, Šilc U, Sklenář P, Škvorc Ž, Sparrow B, Sperandii MG, Stančić Z, Svenning J-C, Tang Z, Tang CQ, Tsiripidis I, Vanselow KA, Vásquez Martínez R, Vassilev K, Vélez-Martin E, Venanzoni R, Vibrans AC, Violle C, Virtanen R, von Wehrden H, Wagner V, Walker DA, Waller D, Wang H-F, Wesche K, Whitfeld TJS, Willner W, Wiser SK, Wohlgemuth T, Yamalov S, Zobel M, Bruelheide H. 2021. sPlotOpen – An environmentally-balanced, open-access, global dataset of vegetation plots. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY. doi: 10.1111/geb.13346 (Github Pre-Print)(iDAta Dataset)
  11. Weigelt A, Mommer L, Andraczek K, Iversen CM, Bergmann J, Bruelheide H, Freschet GT, Guerrero-Ramírez NR, Kattge J, Kuyper TW, Laughlin DC, Meier IC, van der Plas F, Poorter H, Fan Y, Roumet C, van Ruijven J, Sabatini FM, Semchenko M, Sweeney CJ, Valverde-Barrantes OJ, York LM, McCormack ML. 2021. An integrated framework of plant form and function: The belowground perspective. NEW PHYTOLOGIST. doi: 10.1111/nph.17590
  12. Laughlin DC, Mommer L, Sabatini FM, Bruelheide H, Kuyper TW, McCormack ML, Bergmann J, Freschet GT, Guerrero-Ramírez NR, Iversen CM, Kattge J, Meier IC, Poorter H, Roumet C, Semchenko M, Sweeney CJ, Valverde-Barrantes OJ, van der Plas F, van Ruijven J, York LM, Aubin I, Burge OR, Byun C, Ćušterevska R, Dengler J, Forey E, Guerin GR, Hérault B, Jackson RB, Karger DN, Lenoir J, Lysenko T, Meir P, Niinemets Ü, Ozinga WA, Peñuelas J, Reich PB, Schmidt M, Schrodt F, Velázquez E, Weigelt A. 2021. Root traits explain plant species distributions along climatic gradients yet challenge the nature of ecological trade-offs. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 5: 1123–1134 doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01471-7
  13. Bruelheide H, Jansen F, Jandt U, Bernhardt‐Römermann M, Bonn A, Bowler D, Dengler J, Eichenberg D, Grescho V, Kellner S, Klenke RA, Lütt S, Lüttgert L, Sabatini FM, Wesche K. 2021. A checklist for using Beals’ index with incomplete floristic monitoring data. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS: 27: 1328– 1333. doi: 10.1111/ddi.13277
  14. Testolin R, Attorre F, Borchardt P, Brand RF, Bruelheide H, Chytrý M, De Sanctis M, Dolezal J, Finckh M, Haider S, Hemp A, Jandt U, Kessler M, Korolyuk AY, Lenoir J, Makunina N, Malanson GP, Montesinos-Tubée DB, Noroozi J, Nowak A, Peet RK, Peyre G, Sabatini FM, Šibík J, Sklenář P, Sylvester SP, Vassilev K, Virtanen R, Willner W, Wiser SK, Zibzeev EG, Jiménez-Alfaro B. 2021. Global patterns and drivers of alpine plant species richness. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY 30: 1218-1231. doi: 10.1111/geb.13297
  15. Testolin R, Carmona CP, Attorre F, Borchardt P, Bruelheide H, Dolezal J, Finckh M, Haider S, Hemp A, Jandt U, Korolyuk AY, Lenoir J, Makunina N, Malanson GP, Mucina L, Noroozi J, Nowak A, Peet RK, Peyre G, Sabatini FM, Šibík J, Sklenář P, Vassilev K, Virtanen R, Wiser SK, Zibzeev EG, Jiménez-Alfaro B. 2021. Global functional variation in alpine vegetation. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 32:e13000.
  16. Cai Q, Welk E, Ji C, Fang W, Sabatini FM, Zhu J, Zhu J, Tang Z, Attorre F, Campos JA, Čarni A, Chytrý M, Çoban S, Dengler J, Dolezal J, Field R, Frink JP, Gholizadeh H, Indreica A, Jandt U, Karger DN, Lenoir J, Peet RK, Pielech R, De Sanctis M, Schrodt F, Svenning J-C, Tang CQ, Tsiripidis I, Willner W, Yasuhiro K, Fang J, Bruelheide H. 2021. The relationship between niche breadth and range size of beech (Fagus) species worldwide. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY 48:1240-1253.
  17. Asbeck T, Sabatini FM, Augustynczik ALD, Basile M, Helbach J, Jonker M, Knuff A, Bauhus J. 2021. Biodiversity response to forest management intensity, carbon stocks and net primary production in temperate montane forests. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 11:1625.
  18. Padullés Cubino J, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Sabatini FM, Willner W, Lososová Z, Biurrun I, Brunet J, Campos JA, Indreica A, Jansen F, Lenoir J, Škvorc Ž, Vassilev K, Chytrý M. 2021 Plant taxonomic and phylogenetic turnovers increase towards climatic extremes and depend on historical factors in European beech forests. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 32:e12977.
  19. Sabatini FM, Keeton WS, Lindner M, Svoboda M, Verkerk PJ, Bauhus J, Bruelheide H, Burrascano S, Debaive N, Duarte I, Garbarino M, Grigoriadis N, Lombardi F, Mikoláš M, Meyer P, Motta R, Mozgeris G, Nunes L, Ódor P, Panayotov M, Ruete A, Simovski B, Stillhard J, Svensson J, Szwagrzyk J, Tikkanen O-P, Vandekerkhove K, Volosyanchuk R, Vrska T, Zlatanov T, Kuemmerle T. 2020. Protection gaps and restoration opportunities for primary forests in Europe. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 26: 1646–1662. (featured in Science for Environment Policy)(iData – dataset)
  20. Pillar VD, Sabatini FM, Jandt U, Camiz S, Bruelheide H. 2020. Revealing the functional traits linked to hidden environmental factors in community assembly. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE n/a:e12976. (BIORXIV Pre-print)
  21. Angelstam P, Manton M, Green M, Jonsson B-G, Mikusiński G, Svensson J, Sabatini FM. 2020. Sweden does not meet agreed national and international forest biodiversity targets: A call for adaptive landscape planning. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 202:103838.
  22. Bruelheide H, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Jandt U, Sabatini FM. 2020. Deriving site-specific species pools from large databases. ECOGRAPHY 43:1–14.
  23. Bruelheide H, Dengler J, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Purschke O, Hennekens SM, Chytrý M, Pillar VD, Jansen F, Kattge J, Sandel B, Aubin I, Biurrun I, Field R, Haider S, Jandt U, Lenoir J, Peet RK, Peyre G, Sabatini FM, Schmidt M, Schrodt F, Winter M, Aćić S, Agrillo E, Alvarez M, Ambarlı D, Angelini P, Apostolova I, Arfin Khan MAS, Arnst E, Attorre F, Baraloto C, Beckmann M, Berg C, Bergeron Y, Bergmeier E, Bjorkman AD, Bondareva V, Borchardt P, Botta-Dukát Z, Boyle B, Breen A, Brisse H, Byun C, Cabido MR, Casella L, Cayuela L, Černý T, Chepinoga V, Csiky J, Curran M, Ćušterevska R, Stevanović ZD, De Bie E, De Ruffray P, De Sanctis M, Dimopoulos P, Dressler S, Ejrnæs R, El-Rouf Mousa El-Sheikh MA, Enquist B, Ewald J, Fagúndez J, Finckh M, Font X, Forey E, Fotiadis G, García-Mijangos I, de Gasper AL, Golub V, Gutierrez AG, Hatim MZ, He T, Higuchi P, Holubová D, Hölzel N, Homeier J, Indreica A, Gürsoy DI, Jansen S, Janssen J, Jedrzejek B, Jiroušek M, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Kavgacı A, Kearsley E, Kessler M, Knollová I, Kolomiychuk V, Korolyuk A, Kozhevnikova M, Kozub Ł, Krstonošić D, Kühl H, Kühn I, Kuzemko A, Küzmič F, Landucci F, Lee MT, Levesley A, Li C-F, Liu H, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Lysenko T, Macanović A, Mahdavi P, Manning P, Marcenò C, Martynenko V, Mencuccini M, Minden V, Moeslund JE, Moretti M, Müller JV, Munzinger J, Niinemets Ü, Nobis M, Noroozi J, Nowak A, Onyshchenko V, Overbeck GE, Ozinga WA, Pauchard A, Pedashenko H, Peñuelas J, Pérez-Haase A, Peterka T, Petřík P, Phillips OL, Prokhorov V, Rašomavičius V, Revermann R, Rodwell J, Ruprecht E, Rūsiņa S, Samimi C, Schaminée JHJ, Schmiedel U, Šibík J, Šilc U, Škvorc Ž, Smyth A, Sop T, Sopotlieva D, Sparrow B, Stančić Z, Svenning J-C, Swacha G, Tang Z, Tsiripidis I, Turtureanu PD, Ugurlu E, Uogintas D, Valachovič M, Vanselow KA, Vashenyak Y, Vassilev K, Vélez-Martin E, Venanzoni R, Vibrans AC, Violle C, Virtanen R, von Wehrden H, Wagner V, Walker DA, Wana D, Weiher E, Wesche K, Whitfeld T, Willner W, Wiser S, Wohlgemuth T, Yamalov S, Zizka G, Zverev A. 2019. sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 30:161186.
  24. Sabatini FM, de Andrade RB, Paillet Y, Ódor P, Bouget C, Campagnaro T, Gosselin F, Janssen P, Mattioli W, Nascimbene J, Sitzia T, Kuemmerle T, Burrascano S. 2018. Trade-offs between carbon stocks and biodiversity in European temperate forests. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 25:536–548.
  25. Bruelheide H, Dengler J, Purschke O, Lenoir J, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Hennekens SM, Botta-Dukát Z, Chytrý M, Field R, Jansen F, Kattge J, Pillar VD, Schrodt F, Mahecha MD, Peet RK, Sandel B, van Bodegom P, Altman J, Alvarez-Dávila E, Arfin Khan MAS, Attorre F, Aubin I, Baraloto C, Barroso JG, Bauters M, Bergmeier E, Biurrun I, Bjorkman AD, Blonder B, Čarni A, Cayuela L, Černý T, Cornelissen JHC, Craven D, Dainese M, Derroire G, De Sanctis M, Díaz S, Doležal J, Farfan-Rios W, Feldpausch TR, Fenton NJ, Garnier E, Guerin GR, Gutiérrez AG, Haider S, Hattab T, Henry G, Hérault B, Higuchi P, Hölzel N, Homeier J, Jentsch A, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Karger DN, Kessler M, Kleyer M, Knollová I, Korolyuk AY, Kühn I, Laughlin DC, Lens F, Loos J, Louault F, Lyubenova MI, Malhi Y, Marcenò C, Mencuccini M, Müller JV, Munzinger J, Myers-Smith IH, Neill DA, Niinemets Ü, Orwin KH, Ozinga WA, Penuelas J, Pérez-Haase A, Petřík P, Phillips OL, Pärtel M, Reich PB, Römermann C, Rodrigues AV, Sabatini FM, Sardans J, Schmidt M, Seidler G, Silva Espejo JE, Silveira M, Smyth A, Sporbert M, Svenning J-C, Tang Z, Thomas R, Tsiripidis I, Vassilev K, Violle C, Virtanen R, Weiher E, Welk E, Wesche K, Winter M, Wirth C, Jandt U. 2018. Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 2:1906-1917.
  26. Burrascano S, De Andrade RB, Paillet Y, Ódor P, Antonini G, Bouget C, Campagnaro T, Gosselin F, Janssen P, Persiani A, Nascimbene J, Sabatini FM, Sitzia T, Blasi C. 2018. Congruence across taxa and spatial scales: Are we asking too much of species data? GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY 27:980-990.
  27. Sabatini FM, Burrascano S, Keeton WS, Levers C, Lindner M, Pötzschner F, Verkerk PJ, Bauhus J, Buchwald E, Chaskovsky O, Debaive N, Horváth F, Garbarino M, Grigoriadis N, Lombardi F, Duarte IM, Meyer P, Midteng R, Mikac S, Mikolas M, Motta R, Mozgeris G, Nunes L, Panayotov M, Ódor P, Ruete A, Simovski B, Stillhard J, Svoboda M, Szwagrzyk J, Tikkanen O-P, Volosyanchuk R, Vrska T, Zlatanov TM, Kuemmerle T. 2018. Where are Europe’s last primary forests? DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION 24(10): 1426-1439.
  28. Semper-Pascual A, Macchi L, Sabatini FM, Decarre J, Baumann M, Blendinger PG, Gómez-Valencia B, Mastrangelo ME, Kuemmerle T. 2018. Mapping extinction debt highlights conservation opportunities for birds and mammals in the South American Chaco. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 55(3): 1218-1229.
  29. Burrascano S, Ripullone F, Bernardo L, Borghetti M, Carli E, Colangelo M, Gangale C, Gargano D, Gentilesca T, Luzzi G, Passalacqua N, Pelle L, Rivelli AR, Sabatini FM, Schettino A, Siclari A, Uzunov D, Blasi C. 2018. It’s a long way to the top: Plant species diversity in the transition from managed to old-growth forests. JOURNAL OF VEGETATION SCIENCE 29: 98-109.
  30. Sabatini FM, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Burrascano S, Lora A, Chytrý M. 2018. Beta-diversity of Central European forests decreases along an elevational gradient due to the variation in local community assembly processes. ECOGRAPHY 41(6):1038-1048.
  31. Burrascano S, Chytrý M, Kuemmerle T, Giarrizzo E, Luyssaert S, Sabatini FM, Blasi C. 2016. Current European policies are unlikely to jointly foster carbon sequestration and protect biodiversity. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 201:370-376.
  32. Sabatini FM, Burrascano S, Azzella MM, Barbati A, De Paulis S, Di Santo D, Facioni L, Giuliarelli D, Lombardi F, Maggi O, Mattioli W, Parisi F, Persiani A, Ravera S, Blasi C. 2016. One taxon does not fit all: Herb-layer diversity and stand structural complexity are weak predictors of biodiversity in Fagus sylvatica forests. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 69:126-137.
  33. Burrascano S, Copiz R, Del Vico E, Fagiani S, Giarrizzo E, Mei M, Mortelliti A, Sabatini FM, Blasi C. 2015. Wild boar rooting intensity determines shifts in understorey composition and functional traits. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 16(2):244-253
  34. Sabatini FM, Zanini M, Dowgiallo G, Burrascano S. 2015. Multiscale heterogeneity of topsoil properties in southern European old-growth forests. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH 134: 911-925
  35. Sabatini FM, Burrascano S, Tuomisto H, Blasi C. 2014. Ground layer plant species turnover and beta diversity in Southern-European old-growth forests. PLOS ONE 9(4):e95244.
  36. Sabatini FM, Burrascano S, Lombardi F, Chirici G, Blasi C. 2014. An index of Structural Complexity for Apennine Beech forests. iFOREST 8:314-323 doi: 10.3832ifor1160-008.
  37. Sabatini FM, Burton JI, Scheller RM, Amatangelo KL, Mladenoff DJ. 2014. Functional diversity of ground-layer plant communities in old-growth and managed northern hardwood forests. APPLIED VEGETATION SCIENCE 17(3):398-407. DOI:10.1111/avsc.12083
  38. Sabatini FM, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Burrascano S, Blasi C. 2014. Drivers of herb-layer species diversity in two unmanaged temperate forests in northern Spain. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 15: 147-157.
  39. Burrascano S, Keeton W, Sabatini FM, Blasi C. 2013. Commonality and Variability in the Structural Attributes of Moist Temperate Old-growth Forests: a Global Review. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 291: 458-479, ISSN: 0378-1127, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.11.020
  40. Burrascano S, Anzellotti I, Carli E, Del Vico E, Facioni L, Pretto F, Sabatini FM, Tilia A, Blasi C. 2013. Drivers of beta-diversity variation in Bromus erectus semi-natural dry grasslands. APPLIED VEGETATION SCIENCE 16: 404-416, ISSN: 1402-2001, doi: 10.1111/avsc.12021
  41. Burrascano S, Sabatini FM, Blasi C. 2011. Testing indicators of Sustainable Forest Management on understorey composition and diversity in southern Italy through variation partitioning. PLANT ECOLOGY 212: 829-841.
  42. Foster JR, Burton JI, Forrester JA, Liu F, Muss JD, Sabatini FM, Scheller RM, Mladenoff DJ. 2010. Evidence for a recent increase in forest growth is questionable. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 107:E86-E87.

Publications on non-ISI journals

  1. Mattioli W, Barbati A, Portoghesi L, Ferrari B, Burrascano S, Sabatini FM, Di Santo D, De Vita A, Gioiosa M, Giuliarelli D. 2014. Il progetto LIFE+ FAGUS: Sperimentazione di approcci selvicolturali per coniugare uso e conservazione della biodiversità nelle faggete appenniniche, SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF SILVICULTURE, Florence, November 26-29 2014
  2. Sabatini FM. 2014. An intuitive way to assess forest management intensity. Potential and caveats. ProcPoS 1:e7.
  3. Sabatini FM, Barbati A, Burrascano S, Cimini D, De Paulis S, et al.2014. Il Progetto LIFE+ Fagus. Buone pratiche per coniugare uso e sostenibilità nelle faggete appenniniche. SHERWOOD 204: 5-8.
  4. Sabatini FM, Burrascano S, Blasi C. 2010. Niche heterogeneity and old-growth forests conservation value. ITALIA FORESTALE E MONTANA: 65 (5).
  5. Burrascano S, Azzella MM, Bonacquisti S, Copiz R, Del Vico E, Facioni L, Lattanzi E, Rosati L, Sabatini FM, Tilia A, Blasi C. 2011. Biodiversità e indicatori nei boschi vetusti italiani. In: Le conoscenze botaniche del Lazio dal 1950 al 2010: stato dell’arte. INFORMATORE BOTANICO ITALIANO, vol. 43 suppl.1, p. 108, ISSN: 0020-0697, Roma, 20-11-2011

Publications in books\monographs

  1. Barredo Cano JI, Brailescu C, Teller A, Sabatini FM, Mauri A, Janouskova K. 2021. Mapping and assessment of primary and old-growth forests in Europe. EUR 30661 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.
  2. Mattioli W, Di Santo D, Barbati A, Portoghesi L, Burrascano S, Sabatini FM, Giuliarelli D. 2017. Manuale di buone pratiche per la gestione degli habitat 9210* e 9220*. Ente Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni, Vallo della Lucania. 77p.
  3. Barbati A, Burrascano S, de Paulis S, De Vita A, Di Santo D, Gioiosa M, Sabatini FM. 2014. FAGUS. Buone pratiche per coniugare uso e sostenibilità delle Foreste dell’Appennino – FAGUS. Forests of the Apennines: Good practices to conjugate Use and Sustainability. Ente Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni. Vallo della Lucania (SA), Italy. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2763.6166
  4. Blasi C, Burrascano S, Maturani A, Sabatini FM. 2010. Old-growth forests in Italy. Palombi Editori. Roma. ISBN 978-88-6060-270-1.
  5. Blasi C, Burrascano S, Maturani A, Sabatini FM. 2010. Foreste Vetuste in Italia. Palombi Editori. Roma. ISBN 978-88-6060-269-5