OSSSU - Orchid Seed Science And Sustainable Use

I am an enthusiastic and passionate orchidologist with a PhD in Forest Ecology, who works in the Tuscia Germplasm Bank (Tuscia University) since 2006 for the conservation of endemic or threatened species of the Italian flora. I am in love with orchids so I deal with all the aspects concerning their reproductive biology and conservation, especially, seed conservation, germination ecology, in vitro reproduction, in situ conservation, and red listing. I was part of the original OSSSU project, as an associate member, since 2009. Currently, I am a member of the Orchid Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, a member of the Executive Board of RIBES, the Italian network of germplasm banks, and a member of the Italian Red List Authority for orchids.

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