Recent edited books

Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes

posted 8 Feb 2012, 07:04 by Maurizio G. Paoletti   [ updated 15 Feb 2012, 07:56 ]

Paoletti M.G. (ed.) 1999. Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes. Practical use of Invertebrates to assess sustainable Landuse. Elsevier, 446 pp.


  1. Foreword
    M.G. Paoletti (Padova, Italy)

  2. Using bioindicators based on biodiversity to assess landscape sustainability
    M.G.Paoletti (Padova, Italy)

  3. The ecological role of biodiversity in agroecosystems
    M.A. Altieri (Berkeley, CA, USA)

  4. Biodiversity evaluation in agricultural landscapes: above-ground insects
    P.Duelli M.K. Obrist and D.R. Schmartz (Birmensdorf, Switzerland)

  5. Bacterial diversity in agroecosystems
    A.C.Kennedy (Pullman, WA, USA)

  6. Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agroecosystems
    D.D. Douds Jr. (Wyndmoor, PA, USA) and P.D. Millner (Beltsville, MD, USA)

  7. Soil protozoa as bioindicators: pros and cons, methods, diversity, representative examples
    W. Foissner (Salzburg, Austria)

  8. Nematode diversity in agroecosystems
    G.W. Yeates (Palmerston North, New Zeland) and T. Bongers (Wageningen, The Netherlands)

  9. The role of earthworms for assessment of sustainability and as bioindicators
    M.G. Paoletti (Padova, Italy)

  10. Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea): their potential for assessing sustainability and use as bioindicators
    M.G. Paoletti (Padova, Italy) and M. Hassall (Norwick, UK)

  11. Use of soil dwelling Diptera (Insecta Diptera) as bioindicators: a review of ecological requirements and response to disturbance
    J. Frouz (České Budějovice, Czech Republic)

  12. Carabid beetles in sustainable agriculture: a review on pest control efficacy, cultivation impacts and enhancement
    B. Kromp (Vienna, Austria)

  13. Spiders (Araneae) useful for pest limitation and bioindication
    P. Marc, A. Canard, F. Ysnel (Rennes, France)

  14. Diversity of Heteroptera in agroecosystems: role of sustainability and bioindication
    G. Fauvel (Montpellier, France)

  15. Neuroptera in agriculture ecosystems
    M. Stelzl (Graz, Austria) and D. Devetak (Maribor, Slovenia)

  16. Biodiversity of predaceous coccinelledar in relation to bioindication and economic importance
    G. Iperti (Antibes, France)

  17. Syrphidiae: can they be used as environmental bioindicators?
    D. Sommaggio (Velo d'Astico, Italy)

  18. Staphylinid beetles as bioindicators
    J. Bohac (České Budějovice, Czech Republic)

  19. Pollinators as bioindicators of the state of the environment: species, activity and diversity
    P.G. Kevan (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

  20. Predatory mites (Gamasina, Mesostigmata)
    H.H. Koehler (Bremen, Germany)

  21. Oribatid mite biodiversity in agroecosystems: role for bioindication
    V.M. Behan-Pelletier (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

  22. Ants as bioindicators of soil function in rural environments
    L.A. Lobry de Bruyn (Armidale NSW, Australia)

Ecological Implications of Minilivestock

posted 8 Feb 2012, 06:49 by Maurizio G. Paoletti   [ updated 15 Feb 2012, 07:56 ]

Paoletti M.G. (ed.) 2005. Ecological Implications of Minilivestock. Potential of Insects, Rodents, Frogs and Snails Science Publishers, Enfield N.H.,USA 648 pp.


  1. Minilivestock Environment, Sustainability, and Local Knowledge Disappearance
    Maurizio Guido Paoletti and Angelo Leandro Dreon

  2. The Minilivestock: Environment, Education, Research, and Economics
    Jacques E. Hardouin

  3. Potential of Rodents for Minilivestock in Africa
    Ferran Jori, david Edderai and Patrick Houben

  4. Rodent Farming in the Amazon: Experience with Amerindians in Venezuela
    Guido Govoni, Denis Fielding and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  5. Frogs and Food
    Gianluigi Negroni

  6. Snail Collection and Small-scale Production in Africa and Europe
    Leslie J. Elmslie

  7. Overview of Role of Edible Insects in Preserving Biodiversity
    Gene R. DeFoliart

  8. Insects: Food for Human Evolution
    Mila Tommaseo-Ponzetta

  9. Minilivestock Consumption in the Ancient Near East: The Case of Locusts
    Giovanni B. Lanfranchi

  10. Human Consumption of Lepidoptera, Termites, Orthoptera, and Ants in Africa
    François Malaisse

  11. Insects Eaten in Africa (Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Heteroptera, Homoptera)
    Arnold Van Huis

  12. Notes on Edible Insects of South Benin: A Source of Protein
    Severin Tchibozo, Arnold Van Huis and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  13. Edible Insects in Japan
    Jun Mitsuhashi

  14. Insects: A Hopeful Food Source
    Julieta Ramos-Elorduy

  15. Edible Invertebrates among Amazonian Indians: A Critical Review of Disappearing Knowledge
    Maurizio G. paoletti and Darna L. Dufour

  16. Edible Insects in Ecuador
    Giovanni Onore

  17. Palm worm (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Rhynchophorus palmarum) A Traditional Food: Examples from Alto Orinoco, Venezuela
    Hugo Cerda, Y. Araujo, Robert H. Glew and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  18. Insects and Other Invertebrate Foods of the Australian Aborigines
    Alan L. Yen

  19. Traditional Food Insects and Spiders in Several Ethnic Groups of Northeast India, papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand
    Victor B. Meyer-Rochow

  20. Edible Insects in the Laos PDR, Myanmar, thailand, and Vietnam
    Jintana Yhoung-Aree and Kanvee Viwatpanich

  21. Lessons from Traditional Foraging Patterns in West Papua (Indonesia)
    Mila Tommaseo-Ponzetta and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  22. Conteporary Use of Insects and Other Arthropods in Traditional Korean Medicine (Hanbang) in South Korea and Elsewhere
    Robert W. Pemberton

  23. Insects as Traditional Food in China
    Luo Zhi-Yi

  24. Medicinal Terrestrial Arthropods in China
    Ding Zimian, zhao Yonghua and Gao Xiwu

  25. Nutritive Value of Earthworms
    Sun Zhenjun

  26. Pharmaceutical Value and Use of Earthworms
    Sun Zhenjun and Cheng Wenling

  27. House cricket Small-scale Farming
    Alberto Collavo, Robert H. Glew, Yung-Sheng Huang, Lu-Te Chuang, Rebecca Bosse and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  28. Insects in the Human Diet: Nutritional Aspects
    Sandra G.F. Bukkens

  29. Hygiene and Health Features of "Minilivestock"
    Valerio Giaccone

Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture

posted 19 Jun 2011, 09:57 by Marco Tessarotto   [ updated 5 Jun 2012, 09:24 by Maurizio G. Paoletti ]

Paoletti M.G., Gomiero T. and Pimentel D. (eds.) 2011. Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture. Crit. Rev. Plant Sciences, 30 (1-2): 1-237


Special Issue: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture

  1. Foreword: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture
    Dennis J. Gray and Robert N. Trigiano

  2. Towards A More Sustainable Agriculture Introduction to the Special Issue
    Maurizio G. Paoletti, Tiziano Gomiero, and David Pimentel

  3. Is There a Need for a More Sustainable Agriculture?
    Tiziano Gomiero, David Pimentel, and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  4. Resources and Cultural Complexity: Implications for Sustainability
    Joseph A. Tainter

  5. Food for Thought: A Review of the Role of Energy in Current and Evolving Agriculture
    David Pimentel

  6. Food Security and Fossil Energy Dependence: An International Comparison of the Use of Fossil Energy in Agriculture (1991–2003)
    Nancy Arizpe, Mario Giampietro, and Jesus Ramos-Martin

  7. Ecology in Sustainable Agriculture Practices and Systems
    C. A. Francis and P. Porter

  8. Pest Control in Agro-ecosystems: An Ecological Approach
    George Ekstr ̈om and Barbara Ekbom

  9. Environmental Impact of Different Agricultural Management Practices: Conventional vs. Organic Agriculture
    Tiziano Gomiero, David Pimentel, and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  10. An Heuristic Framework for Identifying Multiple Ways of Supporting the Conservation and Use of Traditional Crop Varieties within the Agricultural Production System
    Devra I. Jarvis, Toby Hodgkin, Bhuwon R. Sthapit, Carlo Fadda, and Isabel Lopez-Noriega

  11. Agroecosystem Management and Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods: The Case of Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    K. Brandt, C. Leifert, R. Sanderson, and C. J. Seal

  12. Edible and Tended Wild Plants, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Agroecology
    Nancy J. Turner, Łukasz Jakub Łuczaj, Paola Migliorini, Andrea Pieroni, Angelo Leandro Dreon, Linda Enrica Sacchetti, and Maurizio G. Paoletti

  13. Innovative Education in Agroecology: Experiential Learning for a Sustainable Agriculture
    C. A. Francis, N. Jordan, P. Porter, T. A. Breland, G. Lieblein, L. Salomonsson, N. Sriskandarajah, M.Wiedenhoeft, R. DeHaan, I. Braden, and V. Langer

Opportunità e limiti delle agroenergie La necessità di un approccio multicriteriale alla sostenibilità dell’ energia verde.

posted 7 Nov 2009, 14:07 by Maurizio G. Paoletti   [ updated 5 Jun 2012, 09:16 ]

Paoletti M.G. e Gomiero T. (eds.) 2009. Opportunità e limiti delle agroenergie. La necessità di un approcio multicriteriale alla sostenibilità dell' "energia verde".              Aracne editore, Roma
ISBN 978-88-548-2633-5


Presentazione Marino Gatto
Introduzione Maurizio G . Paletti, Tiziano Gomiero

    PARTE I: Energia, ambiente e società: la questione metodologica

  1. La questione "energia verde" : la necessitià di una visione globale
    Tiziano Gomiero, Maurizio G. paoletti

  2. L'analisi energetica, un ' arte complessa: il caso delle agroenergie
    Sergio Ulgiati

  3. Impatto della qualità delle fonti energetiche sulla società: fonti energetiche a confronto
    Mario Giampietro

  4. Agroenergie, territorio e biodiversità
    Maurizio G. Paoletti, Tiziano Gomiero

  5. PARTE II: Casi studio

  6. Le attività forestali nelle politiche internazionali e nazionali per la lotta ai cambiamenti climatici
    Davide Pettenella, Lorenzo Ciccarese

  7. Bilancio energetico e problematiche della produzione di etanolo e biodiesel negli USA
    David Pimentel

  8. L'uso dei residui agricoli per la produzione di etanolo: un'opzione o un rischio?
    Tiziano Gomiero, Maurizio G. Paoletti

  9. Produzione agroenergetica in ltalia: opportunità e limiti
    Sergio Ulgiati, Daniela Russi, Marco Raugei

  10. Riflessioni conclusive
    Maurizio G. Paoletti, Tiziano Gomiero

Binomuim Chitin-Chitinase Recent Issues

posted 7 Nov 2009, 14:03 by Maurizio G. Paoletti   [ updated 5 Jun 2012, 09:11 ]

Musumeci S and Paoletti M.G. (eds.) 2008. Chitin-Chitinase Binomium: Emerging Issues. Nova Science Publ. N.Y. 457 pp.

Role of Chitinases in Human Stomach for Chitin Digestion: AMCase in the Gastric Digestion of Chitin and Chitin in Gastric Pathologies.

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  1. New Aspects of Chitin Chemistry and Enzymology
    Riccardo A.A. Muzzarelli

  2. Roles of Chitinases in Nature
    Neetu Dahiya

  3. Chitin, Chitinases and Chitinase-Like Proteins: A Hypothesis on Ancestral Relationships
    Andrea Giansanti, Fabio Mecozzi and Salvatore Musumeci

  4. Chitinase in Fungal and Bacterial Sepsis
    Helen Mickelakakis and Ioannis Labadaridis

  5. The Origin and Genetics of Human Chitinases
    R.G. Boot, D. Speijer, A.P. Bussink and J.M.F.G. Aerts

  6. Polymorphism of Chitotriosidase in Human Populations
    Andrea Angius

  7. The Gaucher Cell and Chitotriosidase, the Phagocyte Chitinase
    J.M. Aerts and R.G. Boot

  8. "Chtinase Activity in Atherosclerosis Disease"
    Ana Cenarro and Fernando Civeira

  9. Chitotriosidase Activity in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Juvenile Sercoidosis
    Juergen Brunner

  10. Chitinases in Neurological Diseases
    Stefano Sotgiu

  11. Chitin in Alzheimer's Disease
    Luis F. Gonzalez-Cuyar and Rudy J. Castellani

  12. Chitin and Chitinase in Anticancer Research
    Xing Quing Pan

  13. YKL-40 in Inflammation, Tissue Remodeling and Cancer
    Julia S. Johansen

  14. Plasma Chitotriosidase Activity in Beta-Thalassemia
    Rita Barone

  15. Chitotriosidase in Plasmodium, Anopheles and Human Interaction
    Maria Musumeci, Andrea Giansanti and Salvatore Musumeci

  16. Role of AMCase in the Allergic and Non Allergic Ocular Pathologies
    Maria Musumeci and Salvatore Musumeci

  17. Chitinases in the Immune Response
    Maria Musumeci and Salvatore Musumeci

  18. The Role of Chitin and Chitinases in Asthma
    Max A.Seibold and Esteban Gonzalez Burchard

  19. Chitinase-Like Lectins in Humans
    Julia Kzhyshkowska

  20. Role of Chitinases in Human Stomach for Chitin Digestion: AMCase in the Gastric Digestion of Chitin and Chit in Gastric Pathologies
    Maurizio G. Paoletti, Lorenzo Norberto, Elisa Cozzarini and Salvatore Musumeci

  21. Role of Chitinase in Gastroenterology
    Emiko Mizoguchi and Mayumi Kawada

  22. The Biochemical Significance of Allosamidins as Chitinase Inhibitors
    Shohei Sakuda

  23. From Danger Signal to Messengers of Symbiosis: Recognition of Chitin and Chitin-Derive Chito-Oligosaccharides in Nature
    Franco H. Falcone

Using Invertebrate Bioindicators to Assess Agricultural Sustainability in Australia

posted 7 Nov 2009, 14:00 by Maurizio G. Paoletti   [ updated 15 Feb 2012, 07:57 ]

Paoletti M.G. Thomson L.J. and AA Hoffmann (eds.) 2007. Using Invertebrate Bioindicators to Assess Agricultural Sustainability in Australia: Proposals and current practices.Australian J. of Experimental Agricultur: 47(4):379-478.


  1. Using invertebrate bioindicators to assess agricultural sustainability in Australia: proposals and current practices.
    Maurizio G. Paoletti, Linda J. Thomson and Ary A. Hoffmann

  2. Standardising terrestrial invertebrate biomonitoring techniques across natural and agricultural systems.
    Peter J. Neville and Alan L. Yen

  3. Pasture and grazing land: assessment of sustainability using invertebrate bioindicators.
    K. L. King and K. J. Hutchinson

  4. Beneficial organisms as bioindicators for environmental sustainability in the grape industry in Australia.
    L. J. Thomson, D. J. Sharley and A. A. Hoffmann

  5. Detritivores as indicators of landscape stress and soil degradation.
    Maurizio G. Paoletti, Graham H. R. Osler, Adrianne Kinnear, Dennis G. Black. Linda J. Thomson, Angelos Tsitsilas, David Sharley, Simon Judd, Peter Neville and Alessandra D’Inca

  6. The potential of Collembola to act as indicators of landscape stress in Australia.
    Penelope Greenslade

  7. Using staphylinid and tenebrionid beetles as indicators of sustainable landscape management in Australia: a review.
    K. F. Michaels

  8. Are predatory arthropods useful indicators in Australian agroecosystems?
    T. R. New

  9. Carabids as potential indicators of sustainable farming systems.
    Paul A. Horne

  10. Free-living mesostigmatic mites in Australia: their roles in biological control and bioindication.
    F. Beaulieu and A. R. Weeks

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