University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Lecture :: Prof. Eustachio Tarasco


Microbial control of pest
Thursday, January 23, 2020 :: 11:00 :: Chamber Hall

Lectures is organized by the Department of Agricultural Zoology and International Relations Office.

Short curriculum vitae

Eustachio Tarasco was born in Matera (Italy) on Aug 3 1964 and he is married with two children. He obtained the PhD in "Entomology" in 1995 and currently he is Associate Professor at Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences, University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (, where he teaches "Entomology and Zoology", “Elements of Animal Biology” and “Faunal biodiversity Management”. Most important Academic career and training: 1996, 3 months, Dept. Biological Control & Quarantine (Poznan Poland); 1999, 2 months, Dept. Entomology, Oregon State University (Corvallis, USA); 2003, 2004 & 2007, for a total of 4 months, Dept. Biotechnology and Biological Control (Kiel, Germany); 2009 & 2010, for a total of 8 months, Visiting Professor at Dept. de Ciencias y Recursos Agricolas y Forestales (Cordoba, Spain); 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016, 1 week per year, Erasmus Teaching program, Boku University (Wien Austria); 2018 visiting researcher, Tabriz University (Iran); Erasmus Teacher in 2018 at Osijek University (Croatia) and Siedlce University (Poland), in 2019 Cordoba University (Spain). Guest lecturer, Zagreb University in 2017 2018 and 2019. He is associate to CNR-IPSP since 2012 and in March 2017, he achieved the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor.

His research interests are focused on: Urban and Forest Entomology – sustainable planning and management of forest, urban and periurban pests, ecological role of insect populations in forest, urban e periurban areas; Insect Pathology and Microbial Control – biodiversity, morphology and biology of entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi in Mediterranean ecosystems and evaluation of their potential as biological control agents of insect pest populations; Ecological Biodiversity – evaluation and monitoring of entomological and ornithological biodiversity in natural and urban areas. Recently he also carries out research on strategies for protecting forest resources by xilophagous pests in Mediterranean ecosystems. The academic achievements include a total of more than 230 publications including original research papers on national and international reviews, monograph, scientific reports and communications presented at international and national conferences.

Involved as a coordinator, consultant or technical advisor in several national and international projects, he is the Convenor of IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Insect Pathogens and Insect Parasitic Nematodes" since 2017 and in Oct 2019 was elected President of the Italian Society of Nematology.