As an Early Career Research Fellow in Conservation Genetics, I investigate population genetics and genomics in priority species. My main focus of research is on the influence of clonal reproduction on genetic diversity and differentiation, using the orchid Cypripedium calceolus L. as a model system. I also work in collaboration with the Millennium Seed Bank to establish whether their germplasm collections represent the genetic diversity within natural populations. I am involved in training and mentoring of staff and students in population genetic methods.
- BSc, University of Naples 'Federico II', 2008
- MSc, University of Naples 'Federico II', 2010
- PhD, Advanced Biology, University of Naples 'Federico II', 2014
Gargiulo, R., Saubin, M., Rizzuto, G., West, B., Fay, M.F., Kallow, S. & Trivedi, C. (2019).
Genetic diversity in British populations of Taxus baccata L.: is the seed bank collection representative of the genetic variation in the wild?
Biological Conservation 233: 289-297.
Gargiulo, R., Pironon S., Zheleznaya E., Sanchez M.D., Bálázs Z.R., Podar D., Wilkinson T., Jäkäläniemi A., Kull T. & Fay M.F. (2019).
Journal of Biogeography 46: 526-538.
Gargiulo R., De Castro O., Del Guacchio E. & Caputo P. (2019).
Plant Systematics and Evolution 305: 181-192.
Gargiulo, R., Ilves, A., Kaart, T. & Fay, M.F. (2018)
High genetic diversity in a threatened clonal species, Cypripedium calceolus (Orchidaceae), enables long-term stability of the species in different biogeographical regions in Estonia.
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 186: 560-571.
Gargiulo, R., Del Guacchio, E. and Caputo, P. (2015).
Phylogenetic reconstruction of Asperula sect. Cynanchicae (Rubiaceae) reveals a mosaic of evolutionary histories.
Taxon 64: 754-769.
Banking the UK’s seeds
Maintaining and enhancing the UK repository for seeds and associated knowledge, to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of native plant material available for research, conservation and habitat restoration in the UK.
Genetic studies of Cypripedium calceolus (the lady’s slipper orchid)
Investigating population genetics in the lady’s slipper orchid to inform the reintroduction programme for this threatened species.
UK National Tree Seed Project
Ensuring that high quality, genetically diverse seed and associated data from UK trees and shrubs are available to support conservation and research.