Laura Parducci


Titolo Pubblicato in Anno
Terrestrial Plant DNA from Lake Sediments Tracking environmental change using lake sediments 2024
Environmental DNA as an emerging tool in botanical research AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2023
Strengthening global-change science by integrating aeDNA with paleoecoinformatics TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 2023
Norway spruce postglacial recolonization of Fennoscandia NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2022
Isolated Grauer's gorilla populations differ in diet and gut microbiome MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 2022
Plants, pollinators and their interactions under global ecological change. The role of pollen DNA metabarcoding MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 2022
Lake Sedimentary DNA Research on Past Terrestrial and Aquatic Biodiversity: Overview and Recommendations QUATERNARY 2021
PaleoEcoGen. Unlocking the power of ancient environmental DNA to understand past ecological trends PAST GLOBAL CHANGES MAGAZINE 2021
Holocene book review: Environmental DNA: For Biodiversity Research and Monitoring THE HOLOCENE 2020
Ancient DNA from lakes: Insights into plant response to past climate changes PAST GLOBAL CHANGES MAGAZINE 2020
Quaternary DNA. A multidisciplinary research field QUATERNARY 2019
Shotgun environmental DNA, pollen, and macrofossil analysis of lateglacial lake sediments from southern Sweden FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 2019
Phylogeography and population genetics of Acanthophyllum squarrosum complex (Caryophyllaceae) in the Irano-Turanian region SYSTEMATICS AND BIODIVERSITY 2019
Archaeal community changes in Lateglacial lake sediments. Evidence from ancient DNA QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 2018
Impact of climate change implies the northward shift in distribution of the Irano-Turanian subalpine species complex Acanthophyllum squarrosum JOURNAL OF ASIA-PACIFIC BIODIVERSITY 2018
Improved recovery of ancient DNA from subfossil wood. Application to the world's oldest Late Glacial pine forest NEW PHYTOLOGIST 2018
Reconstructing past vegetation communities using ancient DNA from lake sediments Paleogenomics 2018
Ancient plant DNA in lake sediments NEW PHYTOLOGIST 2017
The real significance of ancient DNA AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 2017
Genetic diversity and divergence at the Arbutus unedo L. (Ericaceae) westernmost distribution limit PLOS ONE 2017


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  • LS8_1
  • LS8_4
  • LS8_6
  • LS8_9


  • Life-science technologies & biotechnologies

Interessi di ricerca

I am a plant molecular ecologist with a passion for ancient DNA studies. I am interested in studying how organisms, especially plants, adapted and changed in response to climate. In my group we also identify species from different ancient subtrates like lake sediments and cultural heritage materials to characterise samles important for historical, archeological and ecological reconructions. We use also modern DNA from contemporary plant populations to understand their current genetic relationships and history. For our taxonomicidentifications we use molecular techniques based on DNA shotgun sequencing and hybridization capture approaches. 

Since 1994 I have worked in Sweden at Uppsala University and from November 2019 I returned to Italy where I am Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome. I have a BSc/MSc degree (1991) in Agricultural Sciences, a PhD (2000) in Forest Genetics and a Swedish 'Docentur' (2012) in Plant Ecology.


ancient DNA
DNA metabarcoding
shotgun sequencing (metagenomics)
Forest ecosystems
ancient plant DNA (aDNA)
climate change

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