Organization chart

Founder members

The founder members participated to the foundation of the WBA to the Museum of Natural History of Verona, October 4th, 2004.

Founder members
DANIELE AVESANI
Naturalist, hydrobiologist
CESARE BELLÓ
Entomologist, Company manager
GIANFRANCO CAODURO
Forester, biospeleologist
ANDREA CERADINI
Veterinarian, speleologist
DAVID JOHN HOSKING
Geologist, archeologist
GIULIANO LAZZARIN
Forester, botanist
GIOVANNI ONORE
Entomologist, marianist friar
NICOLA ROVETTI
Educator, photographer
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DANIELE AVESANI
Naturalist, hydrobiologist

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GIANFRANCO CAODURO
Forester, biospeleologist

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DAVID JOHN HOSKING
Geologist, archeologist

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GIOVANNI ONORE
Entomologist, marianist friar

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CESARE BELLÓ
Entomologist, Company manager

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ANDREA CERADINI
Veterinarian, speleologist

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GIULIANO LAZZARIN
Forester, botanist

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NICOLA ROVETTI
Educator, photographer

Scientific committee

The WBA Scientific Committee is a  statutory expert body constituted by experts nominated by the WBA Directing Council. The members of the Scientific Commettee are elected for a three year term and they are re-eligible. For the triennium 2014-2016 the WBA Scientific Committee is formed by the following experts:

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Barrientos-Lozano Ludivina
Professor of Zoology, Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Victoria (México).

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Daccordi Mauro
Ex-curator of Zoology, Museum of Natural History of Verona and Museum of Natural Sciences of Torino; entomologist, specialist on Coleoptera Crisomelidae.

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Guidolin Laura
Professor of Zoogeography, Department of Biology, University of Padova.

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Massa Bruno
Professor of Agrarian Entomology and Bodiversity, University of Palermo.

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Osella Giuseppe
Professor of Zoology, Director of Department of Environmental Sciences, University of L’Aquila; specialist on Coleoptera Curculionidae.

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Roig Fidel Alejandro
Professor of Dendrochronology, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina) and Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil).

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Tretiach Mauro
Professor of Botany, Department of Biology, University of Trieste. President of the Società Lichenologica Italiana.

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Casale Achille
Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology and Biological Anthropology, University of Sassari.

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Giachino Pier Mauro
Coordinator of the Scientific Committee. Manager of the Phytosanitary Sector, Regione Piemonte; entomologist, specialist on Coleoptera Carabidae and Cholevidae.

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Kleukers Roy
Curator of Entomology, Nationa Museum of Natural History of Leiden (Holland). Responsible for Holland of the European Invertebrate Survey.

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Onore Giovanni
Professor of Zoology, Director of the Museum of Zoology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador; specialist on Coleoptera Scarabeidae.

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Peck Stewart
Professor of the Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa (Canada).

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Salgado Costas Josè Maria
Josè Maria Professor of Entomology, Department of Animal Biology, University of Leon (Spain).

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Vailati Dante
Ex-curator of Zoology, Museum of Natural History of Brescia; entomologist, specialist on Coleoptera Cholevidae.

Directing council

The WBA Directing Council is elected by the WBA Assembly every three years; it is composed by three to nine councillors. For the triennium 2014-2016 the following members have been elected councillors:

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PAOLO FONTANA
WBA President

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Enrico Ruzzier
WBA Vice President, WBA Project Operative

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Filippo Maria Buzzetti
WBA Councilor

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Giovanni Timossi
WBA Councilor

Gabriele Masi
WBA Councilor

Marco Gottardo
WBA Councilor

Cesare Bellò
WBA Honorary Councilor

Graziano Ferro
WBA Project Operative (Communication and Web)

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Gianfranco Caoduro
Honorary President, WBA Ambassador

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Nicola Tormen
WBA Councilor, WBA Project Director

Chiara Caoduro
WBA Administration and Logistics

Igor Bonvento
WBA Councilor

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GIUDITTA BIASI
WBA Councilor

Giulio Benvenuti
WBA Councilor

Elena Sartor
WBA Project Operative (Logistics and BF)