Senior Research Leader, Diversity and Livelihoods
Italian (mother tongue), Spanish (fluent), French (basic)
- Undergraduate Studies, Environmental Sciences, University of Ca ' Foscari, Italy, 1997
- BSc, Environmental Sciences (Plant Ecology), University of Greenwich, 1999
- PhD, Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, 2004
As Senior Research Leader of Diversity & Livelihoods I lead a research group developing plant diversity approaches to support communities in locations and economies where nutritional, income and biodiversity issues are of paramount importance.
I am a plant ecologist with a wide range of research interests aiming to support the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources. A major component of the work I am involved in is to develop projects that maximize their conservation benefits, through a holistic approach linking conservation and livelihoods. I also work on the conservation biology of threatened plant species and have a strong interest in their in situ conservation and reintroduction.
De Vitis, M., Seal, C. E., Ulian, T., Pritchard, H. W., Magrini, S., Fabrini, G. & Mattana, E. (2014). Rapid adaptation of seed germination requirements of the threatened Mediterranean species Malcolmia littorea (Brassicaceae) and implications for its reintroduction. South African Journal of Botany 94: 46-50.
Fenu, G., Cogoni, D., Ulian, T. & Bacchetta, G. (2013). The impact of human trampling on a threatened coastal Mediterranean plant: the case of Anchusa littorea Moris (Boraginaceae). Flora 208 (2): 104-110.
Ulian, T., Mattana, E., Pritchard, H. W. & Skwierinski, R. (2013). Seasonality effects on plant phenology and seed ecology in Oritrophium peruvianum (Asteraceae), a threatened tropical alpine species. South African Journal of Botany 10/2013; 88:278-285.
Flores, J., Jurado, E., Chapa-Vargas, L., Ceroni-Stuva, A., Dávila-Aranda, P., Galíndez, G., Gurvich, D., León-Lobos, P., Ordóñez, C., Ortega-Baes, P., Ramírez-Bullón, N., Sandoval, A., Seal, C.E., Ulian, T. & Pritchard, H.W. (2011). Seeds photoblastism and its relationship with some plant traits in 136 cacti taxa. Environmental and Experimental Botany 71 (1): 79-88.
Way, M., Ulian, T. & Sacande; M. (2010). Saving Useful Plants through the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Online publication.