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Trivellone, Valeria

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address and Contact Information

1816 S. Oak Street
1816 S. Oak St.
Champaign, IL  61820
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Academic Interests

Auchenorrhyncha; agroecology; biodiversity; evolutionary ecology; exotic species; functional community ecology; insect conservation; plant-insect-microbe interactions; taxonomy; vector ecology

Selected Publications

Cao, Y., Trivellone, V., Dietrich, C.H. A timetree for phytoplasmas (Mollicutes) with new insights on patterns of evolution and diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Trivellone, V., Ripamonti, M., Angelini, E., Filippin, L., Rossi, M., Marzachí, C., Galetto, L. 2019. Evidence suggesting interactions between immunodominant membrane protein Imp of Flavescence dorée phytoplasma and protein extracts from distantly related insect species. Journal of applied microbiology, 127(6), 1801-1813

Trivellone, V. 2019. An online global database of Hemiptera-Phytoplasma-Plant biological interactions. Biodiversity Data Journal. Biodivers. Data J. 7: e32910.

Trivellone, V. 2018. Hemiptera-Phytoplasma-Plant database links. (

Trivellone, V., Dietrich, C. H., Dmitriev, D., Yoder, M. 2018. TaxonWorks: A Use Case in Documenting Complex Biological Relationships. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards, 2, e25723.

Trivellone, V., Bougeard, S., Giavi, S., Krebs, P., Balseiro, D., Dray, S., & Moretti, M. 2017. Factors shaping community assemblages and species co‐occurrence of different trophic levels. Ecology and evolution, 7(13), 4745-4754.

Vandegehuchte, M.L, Trivellone V., Schütz, M., Firn J., de Schaetzen F., Risch A.C. 2017. Mammalian herbivores affect leafhoppers associated with specific plant functional types at different timescales. Functional ecology.

Trivellone, V., Filippin, L., Narduzzi-Wicht, B., Angelini, E. 2016. A regional-scale survey to define the known and potential vectors of grapevine yellow phytoplasmas in vineyards South of Swiss Alps. European journal of plant pathology, 145(4), 915-927

Mitrović M., Jakovljević M., Jović J., Krstić O., Kosovac A., Trivellone V., Jermini M., Toševski I., Cvrković T. 2016. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' genotypes associated with potato stolbur in Serbia and the role of Hyalesthes obsoletus and Reptalus panzeri (hemiptera, cixiidae) as natural vectors. European journal of Plant Pathology, 144: 619 – 630.

Trivellone V., Pollini Paltrinieri L., Jermini M., Moretti M. 2012. Management pressure drives leafhopper communities in vineyards in Southern Switzerland. Insect Conservation and diversity, 5: 75-85.

Pinzauti F., Trivellone V., Bagnoli B. 2008. Ability of Reptalus quinquecostatus (Hemiptera: Cixiidae) to inoculate Stolbur phytoplasma to artificial feeding medium. Annals of applied biology, 153 (3): 299-305.

Selected Service Activities

Topic Editor, Insect


Ph.D., Biology, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland),  2016
M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Pisa (Italy), 2003

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