Peer-reviewed Publications

27. Losapio G, Genes L, Knight CJ, McFadden TN, Pavan L. 2023

Monitoring and modelling the effects of ecosystem engineers on ecosystem functioning.

Functional Ecology 

26. Vujanović D, Losapio G, Mészáros M, Popov S, Ristić AM, Stojnić SM, Jović J, Vujić A. 2023

Forest and grassland habitats support pollinator diversity more than wildflowers and sunflower monoculture.

Ecological Entomology , 1–12.

25. Verdú M, ..., Losapio G, ... Zamora R. 2023.

RecruitNet: A global database of plant recruitment networks.

Ecology, 10, e3923.

24. Vujanovic D, Losapio G, Milic S, Milic D. 2022. 

The impact of multiple species invasion on soil and plant communities increases with invasive species co-occurrence.

Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 975824.

23. Genes L, Losapio G, Donatti CI, Guimarães PRJ, Dirzo R. 2022.

Frugivore population biomass, but not density, affects seed dispersal interactions in a hyper-diverse frugivory network.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 794723.

22. Pugnaire FI, Losapio G, Schöb C. 2021.

Species interactions involving cushion plants in high-elevation environments under a changing climate.

Ecosistemas, 30, 2186.

21. Qu T, Du X, Peng Y, Guo W, Zhao C, Losapio G. 2021.

Invasive species allelopathy decreases plant growth and soil microbial activity.

PLoS ONE, 16, e0246685.

20. Losapio G, Schöb C, Staniczenko PPA, Carrara F, Palamara GM, De Moraes CM, Mescher MC, Brooker RW, Butterfield BJ, Callaway RM, Cavieres LA, Kikvidze Z, Lortie CJ, Michalet R, Pugnaire FI, Bascompte J. 2021.

Network motifs involving both competition and facilitation predict biodiversity in alpine plant communities.

PNAS, 118, e2005759118.

19. Losapio G, Norton Hasday E, Espadaler X, Germann C, Ortiz-Sánchez FJ, Pont A, Sommaggio D, Schöb C. 2021.

Facilitation and biodiversity jointly drive mutualistic networks.

Journal of Ecology, 109, 2029–2037.

18. Losapio G, Cerabolini BEL, Maffioletti C, Tampucci D, Gobbi M, Caccianiga M. 2021.

The consequences of glacier retreat are uneven between plant species.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 616562.

17. O'Brien MJ, Carbonell EP, Losapio G, Schlüter PM, Schöb C. 2021.

Foundation species promote local adaptation and fine-scale distribution of herbaceous plants.

Journal of Ecology, 109, 191–203.

16. Losapio G. 2021.

Creating your own environment: Ecosystems sustained by cushion plants.

Bull Ecol Soc Am, 102, e01833.

15. Losapio G, Schmid B, Bascompte J, Michalet R, Cerretti P, Germann C, Haenni J-P, Neumeyer R, Ortiz J, Pont AC, Rousse P, Schmid J, Sommaggio D, Schöb C. 2021.

An experimental approach to assessing the impact of ecosystem engineers on biodiversity and ecosystem functions.

Ecology, 102, e03243. * On the cover *

14. Meyer JM, Leempoel K, Losapio G, Hadly EA. 2020.

Molecular Ecological Network Analysis: An effective conservation tool for the assessment of biodiversity, trophic interactions, and community structure.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 360.

13. Pescador DS, Iriondo JM, Losapio G, Escudero A. 2020.

The assembly of plant–patch networks in Mediterranean alpine grasslands.

Journal of Plant Ecology, 14, 273–280.

12. Losapio G, Schöb C. 2020.

Pollination interactions reveal direct costs and indirect benefits of plant-plant facilitation for ecosystem engineers.

Journal of Plant Ecology, 13, 107–113. * On the cover *

11. Losapio G, Montesinos-Navarro A, Saiz H. 2019.

Perspectives for ecological networks in plant ecology.

Plant Ecology and Diversity, 12, 87–102.

10. O'Brien MJ, Tavares de Menezes LF, Bråthen KA, Losapio G, Pugnaire FI. 2019.

Facilitation mediates species presence beyond their environmental optimum.

Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 38, 24-30.

9. Losapio G, Fortuna MA, Bascompte J, Schmid B, Michalet R, Neumeyer R, Baur H, Castro L, Cerretti P, Germann C, Haenni J-P, Klopfstein S, Muller A, Ortiz J, Pont AC, Rousse P, Schmid J, Schwarz M, Sommaggio D, Schöb C. 2019.

Plant interactions shape pollination networks via nonadditive effects.

Ecology, 100, e02619.

8. Losapio G, De la Cruz M, Escudero A, Schmid B, Schöb C. 2018.

The assembly of a plant network in alpine vegetation.

Journal of Vegetation Science, 29, 999-1006.

7. Robinson SVJ, Losapio G, Henry GHR. 2018.

Flower-power: Flower diversity is a stronger predictor of network structure than insect diversity in an Arctic plant–pollinator network.

Ecological Complexity, 36, 1–6.

6. Losapio G, Pugnaire FI, O'Brien MJ, Schöb C. 2018.

Plant life history stage and nurse age change the development of ecological networks in an arid ecosystem.

Oikos, 128, 1390-1397.

5. Tian D, Jian L, Ma S, Fang W, Schmid B, Xu L, Zhu J, Li P, Losapio G, Jing X, Zheng C, Shen H, Zhu B, Fang J. 2017.

Effects of nitrogen deposition on soil microbial communities in temperate and subtropical forests in China.

Science of the Total Environment, 607-608, 1367-1375.

4. Losapio G, Schöb C. 2017.

Resistance of plant-plant networks to biodiversity loss and secondary extinctions following simulated environmental changes.

Functional Ecology, 31, 1145-1152.

3. Gobbi M, Ballarin F, Brambilla M, Compostella C, Isaia M, Losapio G, Maoletti C, Seppi R, Tampucci D, Caccianiga M. 2017.

Life in harsh environments: carabid and spider trait types and functional diversity on a debris-covered glacier and along its foreland.

Ecological Entomology, 42, 838-848.

2. Losapio G, Gobbi M, Marano G, Avesani D, Boracchi P, Compostella C, Pavesi M, Schöb C, Seppi R, Sommaggio D, Zanetti A, Caccianiga M. 2016.

Feedback effects between plant and insect communities along a primary succession gradient.

Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 10, 485-495.

1. Losapio G, Jordan F, Caccianiga M, Gobbi M. 2015.

Structure-dynamic relationship of plant-insect networks along a primary succession gradient on a glacier foreland.

Ecological Modelling, 314, 73-79.


- Losapio G, Genes L, Knight CJ, McFadden TL, Pavan L. 2022. Monitoring and modelling the effects of ecosystem engineers on ecosystem functioning. EcoEvoRxiv, 22 Jan 22.

- Losapio G, De Moraes CM, Dirzo R, Dutoit LL, Tscheulin T, Zouros N, Mescer MM. 2020. An invasive plant species enhances biodiversity in overgrazed pastures but inhibits its recovery in protected areas. bioRxiv, 227066.

Other works

- Losapio G. 2017. Plant interaction networks. Spatial dynamics, robustness and scaling up to pollinators. PhD Dissertation, University of Zurich. zora

- Losapio G. 2016. Plant interaction networks' response to environmental changes. Plant Science Center Newsletter, 29, 6.