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Giovanni Benelli got an International Ph.D. in Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences at University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. He worked in several international institutions, including University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) and University of Jaén (Spain).
Giovanni serves as a research entomologist and lecturer at University of Pisa. He has been recently appointed as Affiliated Researcher at The BioRobotics Institute, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.
His research focuses on entomology, ecotoxicology, animal behaviour and biological control, with a major focus on arthropod vectors of medical and veterinary importance.
Giovanni serves as Editor for Environmental Science and Pollution Research, PeerJ and Entomologia Generalis, as well as for Editor/Editorial Board Member for other top-ranked international journals.
Besides, Giovanni cooperates with more than 100 researchers worldwide on various research projects, including FP7 Collective Cognitive Robots, H2020 subCULTron and the Taiwan National Nano Project MOST-105-2119-M-008-006.
He has published more than 400 articles in international journals with impact factor. His H-index is higher than 35, with more than 5000 total citations.
He has been awarded with several prizes from international and national organizations.
In view of his expertise and top-cited articles on mosquito biology and control, Giovanni has been recently interviewed on Nature (www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-02179-0).