GALIMBERTI ANDREA

Role
Associate professor  
Academic disciplines
Zoology (BIOS-03/A)
Office phone
Room:
  • U04, Floor: 4, Room: 4009

Biography

The interest in zoology and related disciplines (biodiversity, evolution, ecology of interactions) guided the training and the development of the research lines of Andrea Galimberti. His knowledge acquired thanks to different research experiences, conducted both in Italy and in other EU and extra EU countries, make the figure of Andrea Galimberti in line with that of a modern biologist able to alternate field research, laboratory analytical activities, write project proposals and valorize his work by publishing scientific papers and attending to conferences. In 2007, Andrea Galimberti contributed to the foundation of the ZooPlantLab, a multidisciplinary research group where he developed his knowledge in zoology, and integrative biology, aiming at interpreting the different aspects of biodiversity. He studied different environmental typologies interested by conservation issues and inhabited by species at risk of extinction. He identified or collaborated to the description of new species (both invertebrates and vertebrates) and he also investigated emerging problems dealing with the loss of biodiversity and habitat fragmentation. Since the beginning of his research career, Andrea Galimberti collaborates with numerous protected areas and parks and combines his passion for field zoological activities (monitoring campaigns, bird banding, entomological surveys) with focused research aimed at biodiversity conservation. The most important point in his research activities is the topic of biological identification. He addresses this issue at different levels of complexity (species, populations, and communities) by using molecular techniques (e.g., DNA barcoding) and high throughput sequencing techniques (DNA metabarcoding) and combining these with morphological and ecological approaches. Currently, he is mainly involved in research projects aimed at the characterization of functional diversity and ecological interactions in natural parks, urban green areas, and agroecosystems. Since 2021 he is involved in the research team that coordinates the B-Green initiative, a project aimed at increasing the green areas of the Milano-Bicocca’s infrastructures.

Publications

  • Colombo, B., Tommasi, N., Maggioni, D., Guzzetti, L., Galimberti, A. (2024). Unraveling Bumblebee Adaptation to Urban Living through Multi-omics Analysis. Intervento presentato a: Young Researchers in Ecology and Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Milano, Italia. Detail

  • Ranalli, R., Favaretto, L., Guidi Nissim, W., Galasso, G., Gentili, R., Galimberti, A., et al. (2024). A tale of heavy metals, railways, plants and pollinators: the promise of phytoremediation in urban areas. Intervento presentato a: ECOFLOR: 21st Annual Meeting of the Spanish Group for Floral Ecology, Coimbra, Portogallo. Detail

  • Ranalli, R., Fassiau, G., Galimberti, A., Labra, M., Biella, P. (2024). The role of forests and large urban parks in sustain pollinator diversity and efficiency. Intervento presentato a: ECOFLOR: 21st Annual Meeting of the Spanish Group for Floral Ecology, Coimbra, Portogallo. Detail

  • Colombo, B., Tommasi, N., Galimberti, A. (2024). Buzzing in the concrete jungle: Unraveling wild bees’ health in urban contexts through different molecular and morphological analysis. Intervento presentato a: 7th European Congress of Conservation Biology, Bologna. Detail

  • Ranalli, R., Galimberti, A., Labra, M., Biella, P. (2024). Urban pollinators in Italy: linking green areas with species diversity, interaction networks and ecosystem services for sustainable urban planning. Intervento presentato a: ECCB: 7th European Congress of Conservation Biology “Biodiversity positive by 2030” - 17-21 June 2024, Bologna, Italia. Detail

Research projects

Ecosystem Services Tools
Year: 2024
Grantors: MUSA - MULTILAYERED URBAN SUSTAINABILITY ACTION S.C.A R.L.
Integrated actions to safeguard pollinators in urban and peri-urban areas (BUZZ-LIFE)
Year: 2024
Call: FAQC 2024 - prima finestra
Grantors: Università degli Studi di MILANO-BICOCCA
Connessioni di valore
Year: 2022
Call: Coltivare Valore
Grantors: FONDAZIONE CARIPLO
PNRR per la Missione 4, componente 2 Investimento 1.1- Avviso 104/2022 | BEES & BERRIES: DO POLLINATOR INSECTS ENHANCE FRUIT NUTRITIONAL AND NUTRACEUTICAL VALUE?
Year: 2022
Call: Bando PRIN 2022
Grantors: MINISTERO DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA (MUR)
GALIMBERTI-Fondo per il finanziamento delle attività base di ricerca
Year: 2017
Call: FFABR 2017
Grantors: M.I.U.R. - MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA - UFFICIO I - Bilancio e Contabilita'. Coordinamento staff della Direzione