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After receiving a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Pisa in 2003, Trivellone received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Neuchâtel in 2016. Since 2018, she works at the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois (US) as postdoctoral fellow after working as a research assistant at Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL and Agroscope in Switzerland.
Valeria Trivellone is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist and her work ranges from field studies of the evolution of host-pathogen systems in natural and agricultural habitats to foundational studies of the ecological theory of community assembly and coexistence.
Her current focus is integrating evolutionary principles with ecological theories into understanding the relationship between global changes (e.g. land use) and emerging disease using the Stockholm Paradigm. From such insights stems a proactive policy proposal (DAMA protocol) to anticipate pathogen outbreaks to reduce the disease costs of food production.
Keywords: Auchenorrhyncha; agroecology; biodiversity; evolutionary ecology; exotic species; functional community ecology; insect conservation; plant-insect-microbe interactions; taxonomy; vector ecology
Trivellone, V., Wei, W., Filippin, L., Dietrich, C.H. (2021). Screening potential insect vectors in a museum biorepository reveals undiscovered diversity of plant pathogens in natural areas. Ecology and Evolution, 11(11), 6493-6503.
Brooks, D.R., Hoberg, E. P., Boeger, W.A., Trivellone, V. (2021). Emerging infectious disease: an underappreciated area of strategic concern for food security. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.14009
Trivellone, V., Dietrich, C.H. (2021). Evolutionary Diversification in Insect Vector–Phytoplasma–Plant Associations. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. saaa048, https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saaa048
Brooks, D. R., Hoberg, E. P., Boeger, W. A., Gardner, S. L., Araujo, S. B., Bajer, K., ... Trivellone, V. (2020). Before the pandemic ends: making sure this never happens again. World complexity Science Academy Journal 1(1).
Cao, Y., Trivellone, V., Dietrich, C.H. A timetree for phytoplasmas (Mollicutes) with new insights on patterns of evolution and diversification (2020). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106826
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. (http://trivellone.speciesfile.org/).
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12989
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-015-0800-y
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00151.x
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00261.x
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Topic Editor, Insect
Ph.D., Biology, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2016
M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Pisa (Italy), 2003