Alessandra Mori

PERSONAL DATA
Contact Address:
Department of Biosciences
University of Parma
Parco Area delle Scienze 11/a
43124 Parma, Italy
E-mail: alessandra.mori@unipr.it
Tel. +39 0521 905672
Fax: +39 0521 905657

CURRENT POSITION
Associate Professor

RESEARCH INTERESTS
The subjects of my researches regard several aspects of Ethology. In particular, the main topics investigated so far concern aggressive behaviour, parental cares, reproductive biology, predation, competition, raiding behaviour, recognition and communication systems of several (free-living and parasite) species of Formicidae, slavery of ants and the effects of imprinting on this phenomenon. Recently, I am working on topics related to the evaluation of environmental quality. I am the Author of more than 160 scientific publications on national and international journals, and author of articles, books, criticism s, translation and review of foreign scientific works.

TEACHING (Personal Page – Parma University)
ZOOLOGY (Degree in Biology)
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (Degree in Biology)
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR (Science Master Degree in  Ecology and Nature Conservation)

ACADEMIC DUTIES
1988,  University Researcher in Zoology (Discipline Group n. 74), University of Parma
1998,  Associate Professor in Zoology, University of Parma
1999 – 2004,  Secretary of the Council of the Science Master Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Parma
2004 – 2007,  Member of the Scientific Committee Area 105 for the evaluation of FIL projects (Founds for the Local Incentives)

1998 – 2000, Member of the Teacher Board of the PhD in “Animal Biology (Ethology)” at the University of Florence (Administrative Office)
2000 – Present,  Member of the Teacher Board of the PhD in “Behavioural Biology” at the University of Parma

SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
SIE – Società Italiana di Etologia (Italian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour)

AISASP – Associazione Italiana per lo Studio degli Artropodi Sociali e Presociali
(Italian Section of IUSSI – International Union for the Study of Social Insects)
Member of the Council and Secretary from 1996 to 2000

UZI – Unione Zoologica Italiana (Italian Zoological Union)
Since 2010 Assistant Editor of Italian Journal of Zoology

EDUCATION
1981
MSc in Natural Sciences, University of Parma, Italy
1987
PhD in Animal Biology, Universities of Florence, Parma and Pisa, Italy