Paolo Fontana

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Paolo Fontana is an Italian naturalist and researcher at the edmund Mach Foundation in Trento (Italy) from 2009.


President of the World Biodiversity Association, he has also been a beekeeper for more than 30 years. As an entomologist he has taken part in numerous research expeditions, studying the faunas of Mediterranean as well tropical countries and describing dozens of species new to science.


The author of over 240 publications, in recent years he has focused on the sustainability of agricultural ecosystems, the conservation of biodiversity, beekeeping and its associated problems, the natural management of honeybees and their use as indicators of environmental quality.