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Peer-reviewed publications:

78. Vecchi, M.Stec, D., Rebecchi, L., Michalczyk, Ł., Calhim, S. (AOP). Ecology explains anhydrobiotic performance across tardigrades, but the shared evolutionary history matters more. Journal of Animal Ecology.

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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