Oreste Triggiani



Born in Bari on May 11th, 1945. Full professor of Forest Entomology: Department of Biology and Chemistry, at the College of Agriculture, University “Aldo Moro” of Bari. Retired on December 3th, 2011
Teaching Activities:
-1976/78 Acarology
-1978/2011 Forest Zoology
-1988/90 Agricultural Entomology
– 2000/02 Entomology in Defense of Crops and Plant Protection
-2010/11Entomology in Phytosanitary Menagement III
-1990-2011 Forest Enthomology
Research Interests:
-Biology, ethology, morphology and control of different insects orders and mites, pests in forest and agriculture
-Surveys and pathogenicity tests on Fungi and Nematodes of insects
-Description of new species of Italian EPNs, NPV and fungi
-Application of bioinsecticides as Bacillus thuringiensis, NPV, EPNs and fungi collected in Italy
Awards and prizes:
-Scientific cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Defence and Apulian region to control the Processionary Caterpillar with microorganisms in Apulian pine woos
-Italian delegate in the Management Commitee COST Action 850 and in the COST Action 842
-1991 member of the organizing committee of XVIth Italian National Congress of Entomology
-1996 Convenor of section 21 “General and applied Insect Pathology” XXth International Congress of Entomology
-2005 Organizer of the Xth Meeting “Invertebrate Pathogens in Biological Control Present and Future”
-Component Editorial Bord of Redia

Triggiani O. E. Tarasco, 2002- Efficiency and persistence of entomopathogenic nematodes in controlling larval populations of Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. et Schiff.) (Lepidoptera, Thaumetopoeidae). Biocontrol, Sciences and Technology 12, 747-752

Triggiani O., Mracek Z. & Reid A. 2004- Steinernema apuliae sp. n. (Rhabditida, Steinernematidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode from southern Italy. Zootaxa 460, 1-12.

Tarasco E, Susurluk A., Ehlers R., Triggiani O. 2007- Molecular characterization of Italian EPN strains by RFLP analysis of the ITS region of the ribosomal DNA repeat Unit IOBC/wprs Vol 30 (1) Bulletin 10th European Meeting Invertebrate Pathogens in Biological Control: Present and Future”. at Locorotondo, Bari (Italy), 23-29 June 2005. Edit. by: Bernard Papierok. pp.47-49.

Tarasco E., Mraceck Z., Nguyen K.B, Triggiani O., 2008 Steinernema ichnusae sp.n. (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) a new entomopathogenic nematode from Sardinia Island (Italy) Journal of invertebrate Pathology: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, October 2008, 173-185.

Clausi M., Curto G., Tarasco E., Triggiani O. 2014 – Nematodi Entomopatogeni. Cap 18 in Nematologia Agraria generale e applicata. Ed. Società Italiana di Nematologia.