CLAUDIO COMOGLIO

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Associate Professor

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Research area ECOLOGY
Research projects
Laboratories A.C.S. S.R.L.
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • Small fish, small streams, big challenges: conservation of endangered species in tributaries of the upper Po river, (2022-2027) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - LIFE

    ERC sectors

    LS8_4 - Biodiversity, conservation biology, conservation genetics, invasion biology

    Abstract

    The project objective is to prevent the decline of six freshwatwer fishes of Annex II of Habitat Directive: Po brook lamprey(Lethenteron zanandreai), Southeuropean Nose (Protochondrostoma genei), Italian Nose (Chondrostoma soetta), Italian Loach(Sabanejewia larvata), (Telestes muticellus), Sculpin (Cottus gobio). T. muticellus evaluated in conservation status U1 Unfavourable-Inadequate and the other five as U2 Unfavourable-Bad. The specific objectives are restoration of longitudinal connectivity for 122 Kmmaking currently fragmented by 16 barriers; Habitat improvement in 13 strategic points; Restocking of the population of five speciesthanks to fishfarm; Alien species control and reduction in 440 Km in the 20 Natura 2000 targeted sites in Piedmont Region in northernpart of the Po river basin; Construction of a allochthonous biomass reuse trough an agreement with a pet food company.A wide approach of the stakeholders is foreseen both with active participation in the conservation actions (fishermen, volunteers,students, citizens), as well as involvement of local community to increase the value of natural resources through a Citizen Scienceapproach.For the long term conservation of the species the project will draft and approve specific conservation measures; Guidelines for rivercontinuity; will provide updated data to update the measures of the Po River Basin Management Plan of Water framework Directive.For the transferability and replicability of results the project will implement a network of stakeholders to replicate and transfer theresults of the project by carrying out networking activities in Italy, Spain and France in areas that are facing similar threats for similarspecies.The project contributes to the LIFE work programme implementation applying the best practice considering on 20 Natura 2000 sitesand other adjacent areas.

    Departments

  • LIFE GrayMarble: Conservation and management of marble trout and adriatic grayling in the Dora Baltea catchment, (2021-2026) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - LIFE

    ERC sectors

    LS8_1 - Ecology (theoretical and experimental; population, species and community level) PE10_17 - Hydrology, water and soil pollution

    SDG

    Obiettivo 13. Promuovere azioni, a tutti i livelli, per combattere il cambiamento climatico*

    Abstract

    The main objective of LIFE GrayMarble is the development of effective, catchment-scale actions and measures for reversing the population trend of Salmo marmoratus and Thymallus thymallus.Accordingly, the project includes the whole basin of the Dora Baltea River, that is a large portion of the Italian range of the two target species. With this main aim we will:1. identify Evolutionary Significant Units (ESUs) and Management Units (MUs), which will provide different source populations; 2. develop and modernize regional hatcheries for the rearing of genetically identified breeders of the two species; 3. produce pure-bred eggs and juveniles of both species for the reinforcement of residual natural populations and reintroductions; 4. restore the longitudinal connectivity and habitat quality of significant stretches of the Dora Baltea River; 5. stop the introduction of Atlantic trout and European grayling of trans-Alpine origin; at the same time we will produce stocks of sterile individuals for angling and eradicate alien species from river stretches targeted for the reinforcement or reintroduction of native trout and grayling; 6. reinforce residual populations of both Salmo marmoratus e Thymallus thymallus occurring in Natura 2000 Sites or suitable freshwater stretches, improve the conservation status (favorable state) of the two species; 7. enhance regional conservation policies for the target species and Natura 2000 Sites, by promoting agreements and partnerships among competent authorities, action plans, guidelines and regulations for environmental and fisheries management; 8. involve stakeholders in the project, making them play an active role in both monitoring actions (angling associations, students, volunteers), by a Citizen Science approach, and sustainable marketing and economic activities (traders), also by contributing towards nderstanding the economic value of natural resources and biodiversity; 9. target the replication and transfer of the project, by networking with authorities and major stakeholders of the neighbouring catchment of the Sesia River, which, together with the project area, includes almost the whole western range of the two fish species.

    Departments

  • RIver flow regulation, fish BEhaviour and Status, (2020-2023) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - Marie Curie

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    Abstract

    In 2016 serious concerns on the achievement of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 targets, due to the continuing loss of biodiversity and degradation of aquatic habitats, led to the urgent adoption of a new Resolution for implementing ecosystem restoration measures. Moreover, on December 2018 the EU raised to 32% the binding renewable energy target for 2030, bringing further input to hydropower development. Meeting these targets sets challenging issues for mitigating the impacts of man-made structures in rivers that fragment habitats and prevent movement and migration of aquatic organisms. The proposed ETN will train 15 ESRs in the interdisciplinary field of Ecohydraulics to find innovative solutions for freshwater fish protection and river continuity restoration in anthropogenically altered rivers. The 15 ESRs will carry out an innovative and integrated research programme within a multidisciplinary and intersectoral Network, including 8 leading European Universities, consultancy companies, public agencies and hydropower industry, encompassing experts in fish biology, river ecology, environmental fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering. The 15 ESRs will have access to a number of laboratory and field facilities, modelling techniques, experimental practices and instrumental technologies, to expand current understanding of key fundamental fish bio-mechanical, behavioural and physiological processes, and to promote development of novel tools and management solutions in the area of freshwater fish protection. ESRs will be enrolled in specific PhD training programmes according to the rules of 6 host countries and will undertake a Network-wide training programme inclusive of research activities in at least 2 EU countries, short courses at 5 Network Schools, and a series of dissemination and public outreach actions, with the fundamental goal of forming a group of young scientists and practitioners who will play a key role in the water sector at the European scale.

    Countries

    • Regno Unito
    • Svezia
    • Belgio
    • Germania
    • Italia
    • Estonia

    Institutes/Companies

    • THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
    • NORCONSULT AB
    • UNIVERSITEIT GENT
    • FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
    • SJE ECOHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING GMBH
    • FISKEVARDSTEKNIK I SVERIGE AB
    • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
    • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
    • TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
    • KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

    Departments

  • STUDIO SULLA CONTINUITÀ FLUVIALE DEL BASSO TORRENTE CHIUSELLA E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN MANUALE REGIONALE CONTENETE LINEE GUIDA PER LA PROGETTAZIONE E VERIFICA DEI PASSAGGI PER I PESCI, (2010-2011) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
    • Regione Piemonte

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell'Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie
  • COLLABORAZIONE ISTITUZIONALE IN MATERIA DI “DISCIPLINA SUI RILASCI DEL DEFLUSSO MINIMO VITALE A VALLE DELLE UTILIZZAZIONI IDRICHE”, (2008-2009) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Non-EU international research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Regione Piemonte

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell'Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie
  • MODELLO PER LA CARATTERIZZAZIONE IDROLOGICA DI PICCOLI BACINI E DEFINIZIONE DI LINEE GUIDA PER LA QUANTIFICAZIONE ED IL CONTROLLO DEL RILASCIO DEL DMV, (2005-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Regione Piemonte
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Idraulica, Trasporti e Infrastrutture Civili
    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell'Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie
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Funded by commercial contracts