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    Boano G. & Cucco M. (1989) Breeding biology of the Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) in North-Western Italy. Gerfaut 79:133-148. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1990) Shifts in sound features of the duetting Pallid Swifts Apus pallidus. Boll. Zool. 57:51-53. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1991) Chick mortality and hatching asynchrony in the Pallid Swifts Apus pallidus. Avocetta 15: 19-24. PDF

Malacarne G., Cucco M. & Camanni S. (1991) Coordinated visual displays and vocal duetting in different ecological situations among Western Palearctic non-passerine birds. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 3:207-219. PDF

Cucco M., Malacarne G., Orecchia G. & Boano G. (1992) Influence of weather condition on Pallid Swift Apus pallidus breeding success. Ecography 15:184-189. PDF

Malacarne G., Cucco M. & Orecchia G. (1992) Nest attendance, parental roles and breeding success in the Pallid Swift. Vogelwarte 36:203-210. PDF

Cucco M., Bryant D.M. & Malacarne G. (1993) Differences in the diet of the Common (Apus apus) and Pallid (A. pallidus) Swifts. Avocetta 17:131-138. PDF

Boano G., Cucco M., Malacarne G. & Orecchia G. (1993) Survival rate and mate fidelity in the Pallid Swift. Avocetta 17: 189-197. PDF

Malacarne G., Cucco M. & Bertolo E. (1994) Sibling competition in asynchronously hatched broods of the Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus). Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 6:293-300. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1995) Increase of parental effort in experimentally enlarged broods of Pallid Swifts. Canadian Journal Zoology 73:1387-1395. PDF

Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (1996) Adattamenti riproduttivi nel rondone pallido. Le Scienze (ed. it. Scientific American) 332, aprile 1996, 76-82. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Effect of food availability on nestling growth and fledging success in manipulated Pallid Swift broods. Journal Zoology London 240: 141-151. PDF

Mazzotto M., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Cohabitation et ségrégation chez les Martinets pâle (Apus pallidus) et alpins (Apus melba) en colonies mixtes de la côte méditerrannéenne. Nos Oiseaux 43: 337-344. PDF

Cucco M. & Levi L., Maffei G. & Pulcher C. (1996) Atlante degli uccelli del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta in inverno. Monografie XIX. Museo Reg. Sc. Nat. Torino, 1-326. ISBN 88-86041-15-2.

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Factors affecting egg mass in the Pallid Swift Apus pallidus. Bird Study 43: 314-319. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1996) Reproduction of the Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) in relation to weather and aerial insect abundance. Ital. J. Zool. 63: 47-253. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1997) The effect of supplemental food on time budget and body condition in the Black Redstart. Ardea 85: 211-221. PDF

Acquarone C., Baiardi R., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1998) Variation of body mass in Moorhens Gallinula chloropus wintering in a temperate area. Revue Ecologie Terre Vie 53: 353-365. PDF

Cucco M., Lingua G., Bocchio D., Acquarone C. & Malacarne G. (1999) Sex identification in the moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) by flow cytometry and morphometric analysis. Ital. J. Zool. 66: 1-6. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (1999) Is the song of Black Redstart males an honest signal of status? Condor 101: 689-694. PDF

Silvano F., Acquarone C. & Cucco M. (2000) Distribution of the eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus in the province of Alessandria. Hystrix 11:45-48. PDF

Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2000) Delayed maturation in passerine birds: an examination of plumage effects and some indications of a related effect in song. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 12: 291-308. PDF

Acquarone C., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2001) Daily and seasonal activity pattern of Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus) studied by motion-sensitive transmitters. Waterbirds 24: 1-7. PDF

Acquarone C., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2001) Body condition, immunocompetent organs, and blood parameters in the Hooded Crow. Israel J. Zool. 47: 287-294. PDF

Acquarone C., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2001) Short-term effects on body condition and size of immunocompetent organs in the hooded crow. Ital. J. Zool. 68: 195-199. PDF

Fenoglio S., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2002) Bill colour and body condition in the Moorhen Gallinula chloropus. Bird Study 49: 89-92. PDF

Acquarone C., Cucco M., Li Cauli S. & Malacarne G. (2002) Effects of food abundance and predictability on body condition and health parameters: experimental tests with the Hooded Crow. Ibis 144: 155-163. PDF

Cucco M., Ottonelli R., Raviola M. & Malacarne G. (2002) Variations of body mass and immune function in response to food unpredictability in magpies. Acta Oecologica 23: 271-276. PDF

Acquarone C., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2002) Annual variation of immune condition in the Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix. Journal Ornithology 143: 351-355. PDF

Fenoglio S., Agosta P., Bo T. & Cucco M. (2002) Field experiments on colonization and movements of stream invertebrates in an Apennine river (Visone, NW Italy). Hydrobiologia 474: 125-130. PDF

Fenoglio S., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2002) The effect of a carotenoid-rich diet on immunocompetence and behavioural performances in the Moorhen chicks. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 14: 149-156. PDF doi

Fenoglio S., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2003) Moorhen females lay eggs of different size and ß-carotene content. Ardea 91: 117-121. PDF

Acquarone C., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2003) Reproduction of the Crag Martin in relation to weather and colony size. Ornis Fennica 80: 79-85. PDF

Fenoglio S., Bo T., Gallina G. & Cucco M. (2004) Vertical distribution in the water column of drifting macroinvertebrates. J. Freshwater Ecol. 19: 485-492. PDF doi

Fenoglio S., Cucco M., Fracchia L., Martinotti M.G. & Malacarne G. (2004) Shield colours of the Moorhen are differently related to bacterial load and health parameters. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 16: 171-180. PDF doi

Acquarone C., Cucco M., Malacarne G. & Silvano F. (2004) Temporary shift of body size in hooded crows Corvus corone cornix of NW Italy. Folia Zool. 53: 379-384. PDF

Castellano S., Cucco M. & Giacoma C. (2004). Reproductive investment of female green toads (Bufo viridis). Copeia 10: 659-664. PDF

Fenoglio S., Bo T., Agosta P. & Cucco M. (2005) Mass loss and macroinvertebrate colonisation of fish carcasses in riffles and pools of a NW Italian stream. Hydrobiologia 532: 111–122. PDF

Fenoglio S., Bo T. & Cucco M. (2005) Winter prey preference of Perlodes microcephalus (Pictet, 1833) (Plecoptera, Perlodidae) nymphs in an Apenninic creek, Northwestern Italy. Entomological News 532: 111–122. PDF

Cucco M., Malacarne G., Ottonelli R. & Patrone M. (2006) Repeatability of cell-mediated and innate immunity, and other fitness-related traits, in the Grey Partridge. Can. J. Zool. 84: 72-79. doi

Fenoglio S., Gay P., Malacarne G. & Cucco M. (2006) Rapid recolonisation of agricultural soil by microarthropods after steam disinfestation. J. Sustainable Agricolture 27: 125-135. PDF doi

Bo T., Cucco M., Fenoglio S. & Malacarne G. (2006) Colonisation patterns and vertical movements of stream invertebrates in the interstitial zone: a case study in the Apennines, NW Italy. Hydrobiologia 568: 67-78. PDF doi

Fenoglio S., Bo T., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2006) Leaf breakdown patterns in a NW Italian stream: the effect of leaf type, environmental conditions, and patch size. Biologia, Section Zoology 61: 555-563. PDF doi

Cucco M., Guasco B., Malacarne G. & Ottonelli R. (2006) Effects of ß-carotene supplementation on chick growth, immune status and behaviour in the grey partridge, Perdix perdix. Behavioural Processes 73: 325-332. PDF doi

Fenoglio S., Cucco M., Bo T. & Malacarne G. (2006) Colonisation by ground and edaphic invertebrates of soil patches with different pollution levels. Periodicum Biologorum 109: 37-45. PDF

Cucco M., Guasco B., Malacarne G. & Ottonelli R. (2007) Effects of ß-carotene on adult immune condition and antibacterial activity in the eggs of the Grey Partridge, Perdix perdix. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 147: 1038-1046. doi

Fenoglio S., Bo T., Cucco M. & Malacarne G. (2007) Response of benthic invertebrate assemblages to varying drought conditions in the Po river (NW Italy). Ital. J. Zoology 74: 191-201. doi

Fenoglio S., Bo T., J.M.T. de Figueroa & Cucco M. (2008) Nymphal growth, life cycle and feeding habits of Potamanthus luteus (Linnaeus, 1767) (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) in the Bormida River (NW Italy). Zoological Studies 47: 185-190. PDF

Cucco M., Guasco B., Malacarne G., Ottonelli R. & Tanvez A. (2008) Yolk testosterone levels and dietary carotenoids influence growth and immunity of grey partridge chicks. Gen. Comp. Endocr. 156: 418-425. doi

Cucco M., Guasco B., Ottonelli R., Balbo V. & Malacarne G. (2009) The influence of temperature on egg composition in the grey partridge Perdix perdix. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 21: 63-77. PDF doi

Fenoglio S., Bo T., Cucco M., Mercalli L. & Malacarne G. (2010) Effects of global climate change on freshwater biota: a review with special emphasis on the Italian situation. Ital. J. Zoology 77: 374-383. doi

Bo T., Fenoglio S., Lopez-Rodriguez M.J., Tierno de Figueroa J.M., Grenna M. & Cucco M. (2010) Do predators condition the distribution of prey within micro habitats? An experiment with stoneflies (Plecoptera). Internat. Rev. Hydrobiol. 95: 285-295. PDF doi

Bonisoli-Alquati A., Rubolini D., Romano M., Cucco M., Fasola M., Caprioli M. & Saino N. (2010) Egg antimicrobials, embryo sex and chick phenotype in the yellow-legged gull. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 64: 845-855. doi

Garcia-Fernandez V., Guasco B., Tanvez A., Lacroix A., Cucco M., Leboucher G. & Malacarne G. (2010) Influence of mating preferences on yolk testosterone in the Grey Partridge. Animal Behaviour 80: 45-49. doi

Cucco M., Pellegrino I. & Malacarne G. (2010) Immune challenge affects female condition and egg size in the Grey Partridge. J. Exp. Zool. A 313: 597-604. doi

Cucco M., Grenna M., Pellegrino I. & Malacarne G. (2011) Egg-sequence rather than mating preference influences female egg investment in the red-legged partridge. Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 23: 343-357. doi

Cucco M., Grenna M., Pellegrino I. & Malacarne G. (2011) Effects of immune challenge and supernormal clutch production on egg quality in the red-legged partridge. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13: 269-282. doi

Cucco M., Grenna M. & Malacarne G. (2012) Female condition, egg shape and hatchability: a study on the grey partridge. Journal of Zoology 287: 186-194. doi

Pertoldi C., Pellegrino I., Cucco M., Mucci N., Randi E., Laursen J.T, Sunde P., Loeschke V. & Kristensen T.N. (2012) Genetic consequences of population decline in the Danish population of the Little Owl (Athene noctua). Evolutionary Ecology Research 14: 921-932. PDF

Treggiari A.A., Gagliardone M., Pellegrino I. & Cucco M. (2013) Habitat selection in a changing environment: the relationship between habitat alteration and Scops Owl (Aves: Strigidae) territory occupancy. Ital. J. Zool. 80: 574-586. doi

Grenna M., Avidano L., Malacarne G., Leboucher G. & Cucco M. (2014) Influence of male dominance on egg testosterone and antibacterial substances in the egg of Grey Partrdiges. Ethology 120: 149-158. doi

Pellegrino I., Negri A., Cucco M., Mucci N., Pavia M., Šálek M., Boano G. & Randi E. (2014) Phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia of the little owl (Athene noctua) as inferred from mtDNA sequence data. Ibis 156: 639–657. doi

Pellegrino I., Negri A., Boano G., Cucco M., Kristensen T.N., Pertoldi C., Randi E., Šálek M. & Mucci N. (2015) Evidence for strong genetic structure in European populations of the little owl Athene noctua. Journal of Avian Biology 46: 462–475. doi

Cucco M. (2015) Nuova segnalazione di Leucorrhinia dubia (Vander Linden, 1825) nelle Alpi Graie (Insecta, Odonata). Riv. Piem. St. Nat. 36: 77-87. PDF

Boano G., Pellegrino I. & Cucco M. (2015) Moult and morphometrics of the pallid swift Apus pallidus in northwestern Italy. Ardeola 62: 35-48. doi

Pellegrino I., Cucco M., Follestad A. & Boos M. (2015) Lack of genetic structure in greylag goose (Anser anser) populations along the European Atlantic flyway. PeerJ 3: e1161. PDF doi

Pellegrino I., Boatti L., Cucco M., Mignone F., Kristensen T.N., Mucci N., Randi E., Ruiz-Gonzalez A. & Pertoldi C. (2016) Development of SNP markers for population structure and phylogeography characterization in little owl (Athene noctua) using a genotyping- by-sequencing approach. Conservation Genetics Resources 8: 13-16. doi

Pellegrino I., Curletti G., Liberatore F. & Cucco M. (2017) Cryptic diversity of the jewel beetles Agrilus viridis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) hosted on hazelnut. European Zoological Journal 84: 465-472. doi PDF

Pellegrino I., Cucco M., Harvey J., Liberatore F., Pavia M., Voelker G. & Boano G. (2017) So similar and yet so different: taxonomic status of Pallid swift Apus pallidus and Common swift Apus apus. Bird Study 64:1-9. doi

Cucco M., Grenna M. & Pellegrino I. (2017) Egg characteristics in relation to skipped days of laying in the Grey Partridge. Avian Biology Research 10:231-240. doi

Cucco M. & Bowman R. (2018) Mass fluctuation in breeding females, males, and helpers of the Florida scrub-jay Aphelocoma coerulescens. PeerJ 6: e5607. doi PDF

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