Michele Ricupero

Research Fellow - Responsabile scientifico: Lucia Zappalà
Office: Via S. Sofia, 100 - Area Difesa - 2° piano - n. 317
Email: mricupero@unict.it
Phone: +39 095 7147 406
Web Site: researchgate.net/profile/Michele_Ricupero

Post-doctoral fellow in Applied Entomology at the Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the University of Catania, in which he has been working since 2015, collaborating on different national and international research projects.
He works on the sustainable control of plant-insect pests, through biological control and biopesticides, and the ecotoxicology of insect natural enemies.

Upon scientific graduation, between 2012 and 2020, he got a B.S., M.S. (with honors), and Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences and the title of Agronomist in the same Dept.

Between 2014 and 2019 Michele visited for research for a total of 15 months: INRA (France), University of Minnesota (U.S.A.), University of Talca (Chile), and IVIA (Spain) through Placement Abroad and  Erasmus+ fellowship.

He participated in oral presentations and posters at several national and international scientific congresses, including the Italian Congress of Entomology and the European Congress of Entomology.

He teaches insect rearing, IPM and molecular biology in the laboratory training courses of Entomology in the Dept.

He served as peer-reviewer 20 Applied Entomology Journals and in 2018, he was awarded Top reviewer in Multidisciplinary, Plant and Animal Science by Publons.
Dr. Ricupero is a member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Applied Biology, Reviewer Board of MDPI Insects and Agronomy, and Review Editor for Frontiers Physiology. He is also member of the Italian Entomological Society, Agricultural Entomology Section, since 2021.

Recognized by the Dept. as a Teaching assistant in Entomology (SSD AGR/11) in march 2021.

Last edit: 04/12/2021

Sustainable control of horticultural crop pests in the Mediterranean through natural enemies and biopesticides.

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