Carlo Duso


University of Padova (Italy), 1981: M.Sc. in Agricultural Science – University of Bologna (Italy), 1990: Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology.
University of Padova, 1990, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology; 1994-1999, Temporary Professor of Apiculture, Agricultural Zoology and Ecology; 2000, Associate Professor of Agricultural Entomology; 2010, Full Professor of General and Applied Entomology.
1984: Visiting Scientist for short periods, University of Massachusetts (USA)
1986-1991: Visiting Scientist for short periods, Department of Pure and Applied Ecology, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
1996-2000: Consultant and adviser of Environment Italian Minister
2010-2018: Chairman of First Degree level in Viticulture and Enology, University of Padova
2010-present: Member of the Editorial Board of three International journals (Experimental and Applied Acarology, Acarologia, Insects)
2015-2019: Member, Committee of the Erasmus Mundus Master in “Plant Health”
2015-present: Convenor of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group “IPM in viticulture”
Author of more than 200 publications.
Reviewer for more than 40 International Journals, as well as for International (e.g. SUPAGRO Montpellier, University of Haifa, University of Thessaloniki, University of Cyprus) and National Institutions (e.g., FIRB, PRIN).
Biological control and Integrated Pest Management of arthropod pests; biology and ecology of predatory mites (Acari Phytoseiidae); side effects of pesticides on beneficials; resistance to pesticides in phytophagous and predatory mites; functional biodiversity in viticulture.

Pozzebon A., Loeb G.M., Duso C., 2015 – Role of supplemental foods and habitat structural complexity in persistence and coexistence of generalist predatory mites. Scientific Reports 5: 10.1038/srep14997.

Lorenzon M., Pozzebon A., Duso C., 2015 – Feeding habits of overwintered predatory mites inhabiting European vineyards. BioControl, 60: 605–615.

Reineke A., Abou Assaf H., Kulanek D., Mori N., Pozzebon A., Duso C., 2015 – A novel set of microsatellite markers for the European Grapevine Moth Lobesia botrana isolated using next-generation sequencing and their utility for genetic characterization of populations from Europe and the Middle East. Bulletin of Entomological Research 105: 408-416.

Cassanelli S., Ahmad S., Duso C., Tirello P., Pozzebon A., 2015. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the acetylcholinesterase gene of the predatory mite Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is associated with chlorpyrifos resistance. Biological Control 90: 75-82.

Pozzebon A., Ahmad S., Tirello P., Lorenzon M., Duso C., 2014 – Does pollen availability mitigate the impact of pesticides on generalist predatory mites? BioControl 59: 585–59.