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Peer-reviewed publications:

27. Massa, E., Vecchi, M. (2024). Description of Macrobiotus kathyae sp. nov. (Parachela: Macrobiotidae) and first records of tardigrades from Indiana (USA). Zootaxa 5471:301-317.

26. Vecchi, M.Dykyy, I., Khoyetskyy, P., Vuori, T., Calhim, S., Trokhymets, V. (2024). The tardigrade Mesobiotus aradasi (Binda, Pilato & Lisi, 2005) is widely distributed along the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 47:227-238.

25. Vecchi, M.Stec, D., Rebecchi, L., Michalczyk, Ł., Calhim, S. (2024). Ecology explains anhydrobiotic performance across tardigrades, but the shared evolutionary history matters more. Journal of Animal Ecology 93:307-318.

24. Vecchi, M., Takeuchi, N, Ono, M., Calhim, S. (2023). Morphology, phylogenetic position, and mating behaviour of a new Mesobiotus (Tardigrada) species from a rock pool in the Socorro Box Canyon (New Mexico, USA). The European Zoological Journal 90:708-725.

23. Zawierucha, K., Vecchi, M., Takeuchi, N, Ono, M., Calhim, S. (2023). Negative impact of freeze–thaw cycles on the survival of tardigrades. Ecological Indicators 154:110460.

22. Vecchi, M., Tsvetkova, A.Y., Stec, D., Ferrari, C., Calhim, S., Tumanov, D.V. (2023). Expanding Acutuncus: Phylogenetics and morphological analyses reveal a considerably wider distribution for this tardigrade genus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 180:107707.


21. Vecchi, M., Calhim, S., Choong, H. (2023). Larva description and phylogenetic position of the armoured tardigrade Acanthechiniscus goedeni (Grigarick, Mihelčič & Schuster, 1964). Zootaxa 5227:295-300.


20. Vecchi, M., Chartrain, J., Puro, S., Tynkkynen, R., Vuori, T., Michalczyk, Ł., Calhim, S. (2022). First insights into female sperm storage duration in tardigrades. Ecology and Evolution 12:e9010.


19. Vecchi, M., Choong, H., Calhim, S. (2022). Sisubiotus hakaiensis sp. nov.(Tardigrada, Macrobiotidae), a new tardigrade species from Calvert Island (British Columbia, Canada). European Journal of Taxonomy 823:64–81.


18. Vecchi, M., Choong, H., Calhim, S. (2022). A New Species of the Genus Crenubiotus (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Adorybiotidae) from Salt Spring Island, Strait of Georgia, British Columbia (Canada). Folia Biologica (Kraków) 70:93-105.


17. Vecchi, M., Ferrari, C., Stec, D., Calhim, S. (2022). Desiccation risk favours prevalence and diversity of tardigrade communities and influences their trophic structure in alpine ephemeral rock pools. Hydrobiologia 849:1995-2007.


16. Vuori, T., Calhim, S., Vecchi, M. (2022). A lift in snail's gut provides an efficient colonization route for tardigrades. Ecology 103:e3702.


15. Vecchi, M., Stec, D., Vuori, T., Ryndov, S., Chartrain, J., Calhim, S. (2022). Macrobiotus naginae sp. nov., a new xerophilous tardigrade species from Rokua sand dunes (Finland). Zoological Studies 61:22.


14. Stec, D., Vecchi, M., Dudziak, M., Bartels, P.J., Calhim, S., Michalczyk, Ł. (2021). Integrative taxonomy resolves species identities within the Macrobiotus pallarii complex (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae). Zoological Letters 7:9.


13. Vecchi, M., Kossi Adakpo, L., Dunn, R.R., Nichols, L.M., Penick, C.A., Sanders, N.J., Rebecchi, L., Guidetti, R. (2021). The toughest animals of the Earth versus global warming: Effects of long-term experimental warming on tardigrade community structure of a temperate deciduous forest. Ecology and Evolution 11:9856-9863.


12. Stec, D., Vecchi, M., Calhim, S., Michalczyk, Ł. (2021). New multilocus phylogeny reorganises the family Macrobiotidae (Eutardigrada) and unveils complex morphological evolution of the Macrobiotus hufelandi group. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 160:106987.


11. Kiosya, Y., Pogwizd, J., Matsko, Y., Vecchi, M., Stec, D. (2021). Phylogenetic position of two Macrobiotus species with a revisional note on Macrobiotus sottilei Pilato, Kiosya, Lisi & Sabella, 2012 (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae). Zootaxa 4933:113-135.


10. Abolafia, J., Vecchi, M. (2021). Redescription and phylogenetic analysis of the type species of the genus Panagrellus Thorne, 1938 (Rhabditida, Panagrolaimidae), P. pycnus Thorne, 1938, including the first SEM study. Journal of Nematology 53:1-20.


9. Vecchi, M., Stec, D. (2021). Integrative descriptions of two new Macrobiotus species (Tardigrada, Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae) from Mississippi (USA) and Crete (Greece). Zoosystematics and Evolution 97:281-306.


8. Stec, D., Vecchi, M., Maciejowski, W., Michalczyk, Ł. (2020). Resolving the systematics of Richtersiidae by multilocus phylogeny and an integrative redescription of the nominal species for the genus Crenubiotus (Tardigrada). Scientific Reports 10:19418.


7. Vuori, T., Massa, E., Calhim, S., Vecchi, M. (2020). Tardigrades of Finland: new records and an annotated checklist. Zootaxa 4851:477-521.


6. Guidetti, R., Vecchi, M., Ferrari, A., Newton, I.L.G., Cesari, M., Rebecchi, L. (2020). Further insights in the Tardigrada microbiome: phylogenetic position and prevalence of infection of four new Alphaproteobacteria putative endosymbionts. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 188:925-937.


5. Nardelli, A., Vecchi, M., Mandrioli, M., Manicardi, G.C. (2019). The evolutionary history and functional divergence of trehalase (treh) genes in insects. Frontiers in Physiology 10:62.

4. Vecchi, M., Newton, I.L.G., Cesari, M., Rebecchi, L., Guidetti, R. (2018). The microbial community of tardigrades: environmental influence and species specificity of microbiome structure and composition. Microbial Ecology 76:467-481.

3. Cesari, M., Vecchi, M., Palmer, A., Bertolani, R., Pilato, G., Rebecchi, L., Guidetti, R. (2016). What if the claws are reduced? Morphological and molecular phylogenetic relationships of the genus Haplomacrobiotus May, 1948 (Eutardigrada, Parachela). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 178:819-827.

2. Vecchi, M., Vicente, F., Guidetti, R., Bertolani, R., Rebecchi, L., Cesari, M. (2016). Interspecific relationships of tardigrades with bacteria, fungi and protozoans, with a focus on the phylogenetic position of Pyxidium tardigradum (Ciliophora). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 178:846-855.

1. Vecchi, M., Cesari, M., Bertolani, R., Jönsson, K.I., Rebecchi, L., Guidetti, R. (2016). Integrative systematic studies on tardigrades from Antarctica identify new genera and new species within Macrobiotoidea and Echiniscoidea. Invertebrate Systematics 30:303-322.

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