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Edoardo Massa

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Position: PhD student in Zoology at the Department of Chemical and Geological Science of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Reseach interests: Phylogeny, taxonomy, and ultramorphology of tardigrades. Morpho-functional adaptations and physiology of panarthopodes.

Research approaches and instruments: Light, Electron, Confocal Laser Scanning, and Atomic Force Microscopy for morphology and histology. 4D imaging. Immunohistochemestry. Construction of FAIR database. Nuclear and mithocondrial genome sequencing for molecular investigation. DNA barcoding.

Publications: Guidetti, R., Massa, E., Bertolani, R., Rebecchi, L. & Cesari, M. (2019). Increasing Knowledge on Antarctic Biodiversity: New Endemic Taxa of Tardigrades (Eutardigrada; Ramazzottiidae) and Their Evolutionary Relationships. Systematics and Biodiversity, 17(6), 573–593. Vuori, T., Massa, E., Calhim, S. & Vecchi, M. (2020). Tardigrades of Finland: an Annotated Checklist and New Record. Zootaxa, 4851(3), 477–521. Guidetti, R., Schill, R. O., Giovannini, I., Massa, E., Goldoni, S. E., Ebel, C., Förschler, M. I., Rebecchi, L. & Cesari, M. (2021). When DNA sequence data and morphological results fit together: Phylogenetic position of Crenubiotus within Macrobiotoidea (Eutardigrada) with description of Crenubiotus ruhesteini sp. nov. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 00, 1–12. Massa, E., Guidetti, R., Cesari, M., Rebecchi, L. & Jönsson, K.I. (2021). Tardigrades of Kristianstad Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve with Description of Four New Species. Scientific Reports, 11(4861) , 1–19.