Dr Luisa Orsini PhD

Dr Luisa Orsini

School of Biosciences
Associate Professor in BioSystems and Environmental Change
Alan Turing Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Founder of EnviSion, University of Birmingham Enterprise

Contact details

School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Luisa Orsini is an Associate Professor in Biosystems and Environmental Change at the University of Birmingham (UoB). She uses multidisciplinary science to understand evolutionary processes and mechanisms that enable freshwater communities, responsible for delivering critical ecosystem services (e.g. clean water, nutrient cycling, food provisioning) to persist in the face of human impact. Evolution occurs on multidecadal time scales. To reconstruct long-term dynamics, Orsini applies high throughput sequencing technologies (genomics, transcriptomic, metabolomics, environmental DNA) to sedimentary archives of inland waters, which have the unique advantage of preserving biological and environmental signals temporally. These archives are the resource of ‘resurrected’ specimens of the keystone crustacean Daphnia magna (waterflea), the biological agent at the core of a novel engineering biology solution for wastewater decontamination. Orsini applies engineering biology to translate fundamental science discoveries into practical applications of wide impact. To this end, she develops biotechnologies towards process-scale surface and wastewater decontamination as well as novel tools for the cost-effective and high throughput quantification of biodiversity to guide environment agencies and policy makers in conservation strategies. By translating cutting-edge multidisciplinary science into practical applications, Orsini provides tools and processes for mitigation interventions that enable green growth and meet UN developmental goals.


  • 2020 - Member of the Royal Society of Biology 
  • 2020 - Founder of EnviSion, Environmental BioSequencing and BioComputing, UoB Enterprise
  • 2020 - Emerging Leaders Programme certificate (leadership style and management)
  • 2019 - Medici Enterprise Training Certificate (business, IP and spin-out)
  • 2018 – Academic College Lead for Enabling Technologies Sequencing Platforms
  • 2017 - Master: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)
  • 2017 - Director of the Environmental Omics Sequencing Facility (now EnviSion), University of Birmingham Enterprise
  • 2016 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2003 - PhD, University of Messina/Stazione Zoologica A. Dohrn Naples, Italy
  • 1999 - Master in Environmental Science, Istituto Universitario Navale, Naples, Italy


  • 2019-2021 - Alan Turing Fellow
  • 2018-present - Associate Professor in BioSystems and Environmental Change, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham
  • 2013-2018 - Assistant Professor in BioSystems and Environmental Change, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham.
  • 2012-2013 - Senior research fellow (postdoc), Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, University of Leuven, Belgium (Fellowship by the Belgian research council, FWO)
  • 2011-2012 - Visiting scientist, Centre of Genomics and Bioinformatics, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, USA (Fellowship by the by the Belgian research council, FWO)
  • 2008-2011 - Research fellow (postdoc), Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, University of Leuven, Belgium (Fellowship by the by the Belgian research council, FWO)
  • 2004-2008 - Research fellow (postdoc), Metapopulation Research Group, University of Helsinki, Finland (Fellowship by the Finnish Cultural Foundation)
  • 2003-2004 - Research fellow (postdoc), University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria (EU grant)


Module leader in “Toxicology for the 21st century” (Master in Toxicology). I redesigned this module involving industry (Unilever) and the Centre for Computational Biology at the University of Birmingham in delivering teaching. The new module provides cutting-edge high throughput toxicology training to increase employability. The collaboration with industry is likely to lead to future collaborations around environmental health.

Module leader in Year in Continental Europe. I updated this module in 2015 liaising with the international office at UoB. The module is now conformed to the audit requirements from the EU and counts a much higher and happier number of students.

Bioscience coordinator for Erasmus Plus exchange programme.

Lecturing in Adaptation to changing environments.

Tutor for Year1, Year2, Year3 and Master students.

Postgraduate supervision

  • 2020-2021: Dr Iestyn Staed: Engineer working on RAEng/Innovate UK project to commercialize Daphne Water Solutions
  • 2019-2020: Dr Rafael Orozco, Chemical Engineer working on a BBSRC funded grant to assess the market value of upconverted biowaste generated via the biological treatment of wastewater by Daphnia. He has several years of experience in industry having established and sold for profit his own company in
  • 2017-ongoing: Dr Vignesh Dhandapani, Bioinformatician working on deCODE (Cracking the Code of Adaptive Evolution using biological archives)
  • 2018-2020: Dr Romain Derelle, Bioinformatician working on LOFRESH (Understanding the ecological relevance of eDNA in freshwater lotic ecosystems)
  • 2017-2020: Dr Jiarui Zhou, Computer scientist specialized in AI working on deCODE (Cracking the Code of Adaptive Evolution using biological archives)
  • 2017-2019: Dr Timothy Williams, ecotoxicologist working on deCODE (Cracking the Code of Adaptive Evolution using biological archives)


PhD students
  • 2019- 2023: Niamh Eastwood: BBSRC MIBTP2019 PhD student, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2019 -2022: Muhammad Abdullahi; self-funded PhD student by the Petroleum Technology Development Funds, Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2019-2022: Giulia Bellisai; Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • 2016-2019: Hollie Marshall; University of Leicester/University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2015-2019: Rosemary Barnett; Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2014-2018: Maria Cuenca Cambronero, Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2010-2016: Katina Spanier Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 2009-2015: Aurora Geerts; University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • 2010-2013: Daniela D' Esposito; The Open University
  • 2005-2009: Helena Wirta Koivuletho; Biology, University of Helsinki, Finland.


Master students
  • 2021: Wenqui Jiang Msc Bioinformatics; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2021: Rebecca Ball Msc Biosciences; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2020: Donglu Gu; Msc Biosciences; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2020: Zhifan Wu Msc Bioinformatics; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2020: Kai Brown MSci; Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2020: Thomas Hornsby MSci; Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2018: Troy Kemmish MSci; Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2018: Padma Ananthan; MSci Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK.
  • 2017: Niamh Eastwood; MRes Biosciences; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2017: Adad Iqbal MSci Microbiology and Infection; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2017: Simeon Petersen; MSci Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2017: Muideen Adeyinka; MSci Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2016: Lisa King; MRes Biosciences; University of Leister, UK
  • 2016: Simon Lee; MSci Toxicology; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2015: Peter Osborne; MRes Biosciences; University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2014: Hollie Marshal; MRes Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2001:  Alberto Amato, Master in Biology; Stazione Zoological A. Dohrn, Naples, Italy.


Visiting scientists

2019-2013: visiting PhD (6) and undergraduates (15) from various universities in the UK and oversea working in biotechnologies, bioinformatics ad evolutionary biology.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Integrated approach to the study of diversity in the genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae): morphology, life cycles and molecular tools


My research develops around two complementary themes: Biodiversity & Environmental Pollution and Mechanisms of Adaptation & Environmental Change. The former discovers correlations between environmental pollution drivers and changes in biodiversity affecting ecosystem services, whereas the latter investigates the mechanisms underpinning loss of biodiversity driven by environmental change. I list below the research projects that feed into these two complementary research themes.

  • Cracking the Code of Adaptive Evolution using biological archives
  • Understanding the mechanisms of dormancy
  • Forecasting adaptive responses to future global change
  • Understanding the ecological relevance of eDNA in freshwater lotic ecosystems

Website: Home | luisaorsini 

ResearchGate profile: www.researchgate.net/profile/Luisa-Orsini

Other activities



64 international conferences attended: 12 keynote lectures, 10 invited lectures, 28 talks and 13 posters.

Keynote addresses are listed:

  • Eco-Evolutionary dynamics conference. 2nd of January 2021, Southampton, UK
  • 20th Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL-2021) and III Ibero-American Congress of Limnology (CIL-2020). 27th-29th October, 2020, Murcia, Spain
  • 13th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium, June 12-14, 2019, Kansas city, State University, USA
  • The evolutionary time machine unravels the mechanisms of contemporary evolution. Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2019, Contemporary Evolution symposium. 21-25 July, 2019, Manchester, UK 
  • Back to the future with the evolutionary time machine. World Water Day: water for all, 22nd of March 2019, Birmingham, UK
  • The role of genome structural variation on plastic and constitutive phenotypic divergence in multifarious environments. Symposium ‘The role of genomic structural variants in adaptation and diversification’, ESEB2018, II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology - Montpellier, France.
  • Tales of a living fossil: from evolution to past environmental stress to persistence to future global change. 2nd Finnish Molecular Ecology and Evolution conference,  12-14 October 2016; Lammi Biological Station, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • A revolutionary way to reconstruct evolutionary dynamics in nature over centuries.  The International Biogeography Society, Bayreuth, Germany, 8-12 January 2015
  • A revolutionary way to reconstruct evolutionary dynamics in nature over centuries. Prodiversa symposium: workshop on population genetics and intraspecific diversity of aquatic protists 27-28 August 2014, Tjarno, Sweden
  • The past is the key to the future: developing a paleogenomic approach to link population dynamics to environmental change. The mighty daphnia, past present and future DGC 2014 Birmingham, UK 19-22 January 2014
  • Environmental PALEO-genomics: using dormant propagules to FORECAST how natural populations can adapt to environmental change. Adapting to Global Change in the Mediterranean conference, 18-20 September, 2013 Seville
  • How to live in a mosaic of stressors – an ecological genomics approach on the water flea Daphnia. SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting. 7-11 November 2010. Portland, Oregon, USA.


Invited talks
  • Environment and Human Health: Monitoring and Prevention Using AI. Turing at Birmingham Day. 15th October, 2019


  • Queen Mary University London, 5th November, 2020
  • Goethe University Frankfur, Germany, 9th June 2020
  • Bochum University, Ruhr- University Bochum, Bochum, Germany. December 17th, 2019.
  • Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, UK April 3rd, 2019.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, California USA. December 6th 2018.
  • University of Lund, Denmark. February 22nd 2018
  • University of Leicester. March 22nd 2017
  • University of Helsinki, Finland.11th October 2016
  • Hull University, UK. March 11th 2016
  • University of Goteborg, Sweden. September 24th 2015
  • Natural History Museum London, UK. June 26th 2015
  • Eawag, Switzerland. April 14th  2011
  • University of Sheffield, UK. March 31st, 2011.
  • University of Parma, Italy. May 19th, 2010.
  • Stazione Zoologica ‘A. Dohrn’, Naples, Italy. September 11th 2006 



Genetics and genomics in ecology: concepts and applications Master class in evolutionary Ecology, University of Leuven, Belgium. 25th-26th May 2011

Approaches and molecular tools to study adaptation in natural populations University of Cologne, Germany. 31st May-1st June, 2011.

Bottom-up to top-down approaches to study selection, adaptation and evolution. PhD course University of Parma, Italy. 18th May 2010.

PhD course in Population genetics and Phylogeny in Marine systems. Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy. 5th-8th October, 2009.

The use of Molecular markers in ecology and evolution. Lecture within the undergraduate course in Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium. 22nd April 2009 

Molecular ecology: the study of ecology and evolution with molecular markers. Master class in Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium. 27th  April 2009 

Graduate course in Conservation Biology in Fragmented Landscapes. Inbreeding in captive and wild populations: case studies and implication for conservation, University of Helsinki, Finland. 6th-23rd November 2006.

Molecular markers and their application in molecular ecology. In: Molecular Ecology. University of Helsinki, Finland. 3rd November 2006.

The use of genetic markers in population genetics. Lecture and laboratory practice, University of Helsinki, Finland. 15th September 2006

Microsatellite evolution. University of Helsinki, Finland11th November 2005.

Cloning course. Cloning tool: how, why, to address what questions. University of Helsinki, Finland. 25th -27th January 2005

 Graduate course in Conservation Biology in Fragmented Landscapes. Population genetics in fragmented landscapes. University of Helsinki, Finland. 14th October 2004

- Lecture within the PhD program of the Open University. Microsatellites: a powerful tool to infer phylogeny, phylogeography and population structure. Stazione Zoologica ‘A. Dohrn’, Naples, Italy20th May 2004


  • Associate Editor of BMC Ecology and Evolution, Springer Nature
  • Editorial Advisory Board Environmental DNA, Wiley
  • Guest Editor of the 2021 Collection on Applications of Environmental DNA and RNA Technology in Ecology BMC Ecology and Evolution, Springer Nature
  • Gest Editor of the special issue on Evolutionary Ecological genomics, Molecular Ecology Wiley
  • Expert grant evaluator for the EU commission, Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC) UK, Natural Environment Natural Environment research Council (NERC) UK, National Science Foundation (NSF) USA, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Portugal.
  • Reviewer for Molecular, Ecology, Global Change Biology, Heredity, Journal of Animal Biology, Ecotoxicology among others.
  • Member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)
  • Member of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Biology


Outreach activities-societal impact

To achieve international impact of relevance to the wider society, Dr Orsini uses social media platforms, such as twitter and LinkedIn. She created her personal website where her scientific and outreach activities are described in an accessible language for the general public.

Dr Orsini is actively involved in delivering science to the general public via science podcasts and outreach lectures.

  • In November 2019 theStar Wars Research Event - “Birmingham Strikes Back” organized by the University of Birmingham in which Dr Orsini was an invited speaker reached 11,000 views, 193 comments and 32 shares. The science podcast and the lecture described the process of long-term evolution using Daphnia as a model species, using parallels to Han Solo frozen in carbonite. If you missed #birminghamstrikesback, you can view it again on the UoB Facebook channel https://facebook.com/unibirmingham/); https://www.facebook.com/unibirmingham/videos/2507829439303910.
  • In September 2018, Dr Orsini delivered an invited podcast on the mechanisms and consequence of species extinction for Scienza e Coscienza.
  • In February 2018, Dr Orsini interviewed for Slightly Evolved, a weekly science podcast for science outreach, which collected more than 60 followers and 250 views.


Dr Orsini has a track record of international outreach events which contributed to scientific knowledge and training. In June 2017, she contributed to the BBC documentary on Earth’s Greatest Spectacles in which conservation and the process of reviving dormant specimens was showcased: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0717vkv; http://bbc.in/1Tz3xyG


Dr Orsini is regularly interviewed by newspapers science magazines of international calibre:

  • In February 2019, Dr Orsini was interviewed in occasion of the World Water Day-Water for all organized by the Birmingham Water Council to increase awareness about water challenges https://youtu.be/A9gnFOGCSQ4. The interview has to this day had 419 views.
  • In March 2019, Dr Orsini was interviewed in occasion of the Women day – social media coverage ‘Inspiring women in science’
  • In July 2017, Dr Orsini was interviewed by The Scientist (Claire Asher) to comment on the scientific publication: ‘Nine decades of environmental change resurrected from Swedish seas’. In this article, she was called upon commenting on the causes of long-term evolution in a marine phytoplankton species, which can be resurrected from dormant stages. 
  • In January 2014, Dr Orsini was interviewed by Carl Zimmer at The New York Times (nyti.ms/1xrba0q). She was called to comment on a revived shrimp-like animal (Daphnia from North America) that have been buried at the bottom of the lake for an estimated 700 years.
  • In March 2014, Dr Orsini was interviewed by Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. (nyti.ms/1o7i8RA) to comment on the finding of a moss bank dating back millennia on Signy Island off Antarctica that was revived to blossom in modern times.


Dr Orsini’s science is of wide impact and reach:

  • In August 2018, Dr Orsini’s review article ‘Cracking the code of past biodiversity responses to climate change’, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution had an extensive media coverage both in Denmark and the UK (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2018/08/animals-and-plants-react-to-climate-change-study.aspx; https://www.science.ku.dk/english/press/news/2018/adapt-move-or-die-how-biodiversity-reacted-to-past-climate-change/) 
  • In 2017, Dr Orsini was called as invited panel expert on a Climate Change debate by Enactus Birmingham an association that creates sustainable and empowering social enterprises, using entrepreneurial skills to improve the livelihoods of people in need


Current H-index: 25; 58 publications; 2,331 citations in May 2021 (source: ResearchGate)

A. Reviews and opinion papers

  1. Nogués-Bravo D. Rodríguez-Sánchez F., Orsini L., et al. (2018)Trends in Ecology and
  2. Evolution(Invited review) 33: 765-776 (IF: 16)
  3. Orsini L. et al.(2013) Trends in Ecology and Evolution(Invited opinion paper) 28: 274-282 (IF: 16)
  4. Orsini L. et al. (2013) Molecular Ecology (Invited review) 22: 5983-5999 (IF: 6.3)
  5. Orsini L.et al. (2013) Molecular Ecology. (Editorial piece for the special issueon Evolutionary Ecological Genomics, eds Orsini, L., Andrew, R. and Eizaguirre, C.)22: 527-531 (IF 6.3)


B. Refereed papers in primary international peer reviewed journals


  1. Chaturvedi A., Zhou J., Raeymaekers J.A.M., Czypionka T., Orsini L., Jackson C.E, Spanier K.I., ShawJ.R., Colbourne J.K., De Meester L. Standing genetic variation enables rapid adaptation in Daphnia magna. in press Nature Communications (IF: 12)
  2. Cambronero C.M., Nguyen T.T. T., Tomero-Sanz H., Marshall H. & Orsini L. Invited contribution to the special issue: Human induced evolution: from targeted species to worldwide impacts of human actions In press Evolutionary Applications(IF: 4)
  3. Kissane S., Dhandapani V. Orsini L. STAR Protocols Cell Press (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xpro.2021.100341)



  1. Suppa A., Kvist J, LiX., DhandapaniV., Almulla H., TianA.Y., Kissane S,  Zhou J, Perotti A., Mangelson H., Langford K., Rossi V., Brown J.B. & Orsini L. BMC Microbiome 8:170 (IF: 12)



  1. Toyota K., Cambronero Cuenca M., Dhandapani V., Suppa A., Rossi V., ColbourneJ.K. & Orsini L. Nature Scientific Reports: 9: 1-11 (IF: 4.6)
  2. Jahnke M., D’ Esposito D., Orrù L., Lamontanara A., Dattolo E., Badalamenti F., Mazzuca S., Procaccini G., & Orsini L.Heredity: 22:233–243 (IF: 4)
  3. Ward A. …. Orsini L. & Derelle R. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (2019) (IF: 4.2). Invited contribution to the special issue Linking landscape organisation and hydrological functioning: from hypotheses and observations to concepts, models and understanding
  4. Cottier F. ….Orsini L., Palmer G. E., Pérez C., & Hall R. A. (2019) mBio 5: e02347-19  (IF: 6.7)
  5. Ward A…..., Orsini L, et al. Earth Systems Science Data 11: 1567–1581 Invited contribution to the special issue Linking landscape organisation and hydrological functioning: from hypotheses and observations to concepts, models and understanding (IF: 8.7)
  6. Singh A.K., ….. P., Orsini L., Hebenstreit D. & Brogna S.(2019) eLife: 8: e41444 (IF: 7.6).



  1. Cambronero Cuenca M., Marshall H., De Meester L., Davidson T.A., Beckerman A. P. & Orsini L. (2018) NatureScientific Reports 8: 17572 (IF: 4.6)
  2. Cambronero Cuenca M., Beasley J., Kissane S. Orsini L.Molecular Ecology 27: 4529–4541 (IF: 6)
  3. Cambronero Cuenca M., Zeis B. Orsini, L. 11:112-120. Evolutionary Applications. (IF: 5.7).
  4. Invited contribution for the special issue Evolutionary Aspects of Resurrection Ecology: Progress, Scope, and Applications.
  5. Cuenca Cambronero M. & Orsini, L. 131: e56637 Journal of Visualized Experiments(IF: 1.3)
  6. Haileselasie, T. H......Orsini, L. & Luc De Meester (2018).. Limnology & Oceanography: 63:
  7. 915–926 (IF 4.2)



  1. Orsini L. et al. Molecular Ecology: 27:886-897 (SCI 6).This paper was highlighted in the perspectives of Molecular Ecology with the following commentary: Stanford, B. and Rogers, S.R(NA)-tistic Expression: the art of matching unknown mRNA and proteins to environmental response in ecological genomics.
  2. Jansen, M, Geerts, A. N. Rago, A. Spanier, K.I. Denis, C. De Meester, L. & Orsini, L. Molecular Ecology, 26, 2291–2305 (IF 6)
  3. Spanier IK, ….. Orsini L,  De Meester L,  Aerts S  Genome Biology and Evolution: 9(6):1821–1842 (IF: 4)
  4. Asselman, J...... Orsini, L.; Decaestecker, E.; Pfrender, M.; & De Schamphelaere, K. Environmental Science & Technology 1, 924 −931 (IF 5.4).


    1. Orsini, L.et al. Molecular Ecology, 25: 6024–6038 (IF: 6)
    2. Orsini, L. et al. Daphnia magna transcriptome by RNA-Seq across 12 environmental stressors. Nature Scientific Data doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.30. (IF: 6.7).
    3. D’Esposito, D. …… Orsini, L. Serra, I. A. Mazzuca, S. & Procaccini, G. Nature Scientific Data 3:160115 (IF: 6.7).
    4. Li D, Brown JB, Orsini L, Hu G, Pan Z, He S MODA: MOdule Differential Analysis for weighted gene co-expression network bioRxiv 053496.


    Prior to 2015

    1. Amato, A. and Orsini, L. Phytotaxa, (2015) 217: 145-154 (IF1.8)
    2. Orsini L.et al. (2013) Molecular Ecology (Invited contribution to the special issue on Evolutionary Ecological Genomics)22: 583-601 (IF 6)
    3. D' Esposito D. Orsini L. & Procaccini G. (2013)Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 546-549. (IF:3.7)
    4. Orsini L.et al. (2012) Molecular Ecology 21: 2160–2175 (IF 6).This paper was highlighted in the perspectives of Molecular Ecology with the following commentary: Pfrender, M.E.  "Triangulating the genetic basis of adaptation to multifarious selection" (2012)
    5. Orsini L.et al. (2011) BMC Genomics. 12: 309 (IF: 4.4) This paper has been listed in the F1000 Biology for its innovative approach. It was commented by Van Straalen, N. M. http://f1000.com/12991956.
    6. Jansen B., Geldof S., De Meester L. & Orsini L. (2011) Molecular Ecology Resources. 11: 418-421 (IF:3.7)
    7. De Meester L. ......Orsini L., & Stoks R. (2011)Integrative and Comparative Biology(invited contribution for a special volume onIntegrated analysis of thermal adaptation”). 51: 703–718 (IF 2.6)
    8. Orsini L.et al. (2010) Biology Letters 7: 2-3 (IF:3.8)
    9. Wirta H., Viljanen H., Orsini L., Montreuil O. & Hanski I. (2010) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57:710-727 (IF:3.9)
    10. Orsini L. et al. (2009) Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 367–375 (IF:3.5)
    11. Orsini L. et al. (2008). Molecular Ecology 217: 2629-2642 (IF:6)
    12. Wirta, H., Orsini, L. & Hanski I.(2008). Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution47: 1076-1089. (IF:3.9)
    13. Orsini L. et al. (2007). Nucleic Acids Research 35 (6) e44. (IF: 8.3) This paper was in the research highlights of Nature 2007, vol 4(4)doi:10.1038/nmeth0407-299
    14. Orsini L.et al. (2007) Cladistics 23: 145-168. (IF: 5.0).
    15. Mirol P.M., Schäfer M.A., Orsini L.et al. (2007) Molecular Ecology 16, 1085–1097 (IF: 6.5)
    16. Schäfer M.A., Orsini L. et al (2006). Heredity97: 291-295. (IF: 4.6)
    17. Amato A., Orsini L. et al. (2005) Journal of Phycology 41: 542-556. (IF: 2.2)
    18. Cerino F., Orsini L.et al. (2005). Harmful Algae 4: 33-48. (IF: 4.3)
    19. Orsini L.et al. (2004) Heredity 93: 161-165. (IF: 4.1)
    20. Orsini L. & Schlötterer C. (2004). Molecular Ecology Notes 4 (3): 412-414. (IF: 3.7)
    21. Orsini, L., et al. (2004) Marine Ecology Progress Series 271:87-98. (IF: 2.5)
    22. Montresor M., Lovejoy C., Orsini L.et al (2003) Polar Biology 26: 186-194.(IF:1.69)
    23. Orsini, L., et al. (2002) European Journal of Phycology, 37: 247-257. (IF: 1.9)
    24. Procaccini G., Ruggiero M.V. & Orsini L. (2002) Bulletin of Marine Science 71:1291-1297 (IF: 1.4)
    25. Procaccini G., Orsini L. et al. (2001) Molecular Ecology, 10: 1413-1421. (IF: 6)


    C. Book chapters with peer review

    1. Amato A. & Orsini L. (2009)The eco-genomics of phytoplankton: an outlook on the future. In: Kersey, W. T. and Munger, S. P. (Eds.), Marine Phytoplankton. NOVA Publisher ISBN: 978-1-60741-087-4.
    2. Orsini L., Acunto S., Piazzi L. & Procaccini G. (2001). Sexual reproduction and recruitment in Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile, a genetic diversity study. In: Faranda, F.M. Guglielmo L. and Spezie G. (Eds.), Mediterranean Ecosystem:Structures and Processes.  Springer-Verlag , Berlin Heidelberg. Cap. 50: 385-389.

    D. Non SCI journals

    1. Ruggiero M.V., Orsini L.& Procaccini G. (2001). Biologia Marina Mediterranea. 8: 110.
    2. Procaccini G., Orsini L. & Ruggiero M.V. (2000) Biologia Marina Mediterranea. 7 (2): 115-118.
    3. D'Esposito D……, Orsini L. & Procaccini G. (2012) Biologia Marina Mediterranea 19 (1): 45-48.

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    climate change; eutrophication; human-driven environmental change; freshwater biodiversity; long-term biological response to environmental change; wastewater treatment