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Researcher, Palaeobotany, Sapienza University of Rome

She is specialized in palynological and archaeobotanical researches of mediterranean sites. She is among the first scientists interested in the use of stable isotopes in archaeobotany to infer paleoclimate and cultivation practices. In recent years she produced palynological data with the purpose to evidence the strong link between past environment and human presence. She focuses her research on the reconstruction of past vegetation, its evolution and on the uses of plants with particular attention to the effects of human impact and population resilience. She is guest researcher at the Palaeo-Science and History” (PS&H) Independent Max Planck Research Group.