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The ringing station contributes to research in nature conservation. Thanks to the data collected during the activities in Ponza, several scientific articles have been published, available at the links below.


Cramer, J. F., Miller, E. T., Ko, M. C., Liang, Q., Cockburn, G., Nakagita, T., ... & Baldwin, M. W. (2022). A single residue confers selective loss of sugar sensing in wrynecks. Current Biology.


Rollins, R. E., Schaper, S., Kahlhofer, C., Frangoulidis, D., Strauß, A. F., Cardinale, M., ... & Chitimia-Dobler, L. Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on birds migrating to the island of Ponza, Italy, and the tick-borne pathogens they carry.

Ticks and tick-borne diseases, 12(1), 101590


Maggini, I., Cardinale, M., Favaretto, A., Voříšek, P., Spina, F., Maoret, F., ... & Fusani, L. Comparing population trend estimates of migratory birds from breeding censuses and capture data at a spring migration bottleneck.

Ecology and evolution, 11(2), 967-977


Maggini I, Cardinale M, Sundberg JH, Spina F, Fusani L. 

Recent phenological shifts of migratory birds at a Mediterranean spring stopover site:

Species wintering in the Sahel advance passage more than tropical winterers.

PLoS ONE 15(9): e0239489


Ferretti A, McWilliams S, Rattenborg N, Maggini I, Cardinale M, Fusani L. Energy stores, oxidative balance and sleep in migratory Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin) and Whitethroats (Sylvia communis) at a spring stopover site.

Integrative Organismal Biology, 2(1), obaa010


Maggini, I., Trez, M., Cardinale, M., & Fusani, L. Stopover dynamics of 12 passerine migrant species in a small Mediterranean island during spring migration.

Journal of Ornithology, 161(3), 793-802


Huber, N., Canoine, V., Cornils, J. S., Maggini, I., Cardinale, M., Ruf, T., & Fusani, L. Leukocyte coping capacity as a complementary stress metric in migrating birds.

Journal of Ornithology, 161(3), 909-913


Ferretti, A., Rattenborg, N. C., Ruf, T., McWilliams, S. R., Cardinale, M., & Fusani, L. Sleeping Unsafely Tucked in to Conserve Energy in a Nocturnal Migratory Songbird.

Current Biology, 29(16), 2766-2772


Lupi, S., Maggini, I., Goymann, W., Cardinale, M., Mora, A. R., & Fusani, L. Effects of body condition and food intake on stop-over decisions in Garden Warblers and European Robins during spring migration.

Journal of Ornithology, 158(4), 989-999


Goymann, W., Lupi, S., Kaiya, H., Cardinale, M., & Fusani, L. Ghrelin affects stopover decisions and food intake in a long-distance migrant.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(8), 1946-1951


Skrip, M. M., Bauchinger, U., Goymann, W., Fusani, L., Cardinale, M., Alan, R. R., & McWilliams, S. R. Migrating songbirds on stopover prepare for, and recover from, oxidative challenges posed by long‐distance flight.

Ecology and evolution, 5(15), 3198-3209


Goymann W., Spina F., Ferri A. and Fusani L. Body fat influences departure from stopover sites in migratory birds: evidence from whole-island telemetry.

Biol. Lett. 2010 6, 478-481, 17 10.1098/rsbl.2009.1028

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