About the Authors

Giovanna Battipaglia

giovanna.battipaglia@unina2.it

Affiliations Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Centre for Bio-Archaeology and Ecology, Institut de Botanique, University of Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

Enrica Zalloni

Affiliation Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy

Simona Castaldi

Affiliation Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy

Fabio Marzaioli

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Physics, Second University of Naples, Caserta Italy

Roberto Cazzolla- Gatti

Affiliation Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest Systems. Università della Tuscia (DIBAF), Viterbo, Italy

Bruno Lasserre

Affiliation Department of Biosciences and Territory, University of Molise, Pesche, Italy

Roberto Tognetti

Affiliations Department of Biosciences and Territory, University of Molise, Pesche, Italy, The EFI Project Centre on Mountain Forests (MOUNTFOR), San Michele all'Adige, Italy

Marco Marchetti

Affiliation Department of Biosciences and Territory, University of Molise, Pesche, Italy

Riccardo Valentini

Affiliation Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest Systems. Università della Tuscia (DIBAF), Viterbo, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RV GB. Performed the experiments: GB EZ. Analyzed the data: GB EZ FM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GB SC RCG BL RT MM. Wrote the paper: GB EZ.