Riccardi Nicoletta

Permanent researcher



  • Viale Tonolli 50
    28922 Verbania (VB)


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  • +39 0323 518336 (Telephone)
  • +39 0323 556513 (Fax)
  • http://www.ise.cnr.it/people/researcher/riccardi

Other information

Area of specialization:

  • Ecological interactions
  • Zooplankton and freshwater mussels ecology
  • Invasion dynamics and impact of alien species
  • Bioaccumulation

Curriculum Vitae

Present research interests:

  1. Biodiversity and conservation of freshwater mussels
  2. Trophic niche space and functional role of native and alien freshwater bivalves
  3. Potential environmental applications of MALDI TOF MS: identification of species/populations; detection of (algal) toxins in mussel tissues
  4. Taxonomical and functional (biomass size spectra) approaches to trace long term zooplankton dynamics

On going research projects:

  • SISTO (SIstema di Sorveglianza TOssine algali) Using sentinel organisms (bivalves) to develop an early warning system for detecting harmful algae blooms (HABs). Fondazione Cariplo: 2010-2013 (Project coordinator)
  • Aliens in Lake Maggiore. Rotary Project “One Lake, Three Districts, only One Rotary”: 2012-2013 (Project coordinator)