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Maria Privitera

Maria Privitera, Italian botany researcher, educator. Member of Italian Botanical Society (board directors bryological group 1992-1998).


  • Privitera, Maria was born on April 12, 1950 in Riposto, Italy. Daughter of Salvatore Privitera and Nunziatina Grasso.

  • Education

    • Degree in biological science, University Catania, 1974.


    • Botanical assistant University Catania, 1974—1980, botanical researcher, since 1980. Reviewer Botanical Journal Informatore Botanico Italiano, Italy, since 1998. Science coordinator research projects University Catania.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in outstanding national and international findings of bryophytic species dating back to the ancient Tertiary flora as well as of species having spread during the evolutionary outburst of the Permian. Research in taxonomic revisions of Bryophytes. Research in reassessments of taxa endemic to the Mediterranean bryophytic flora.

      Research in descriptions Of New Taxonomic Combinations For The Bryophytic Flora. Research in description of syntaxa new to the science having contributed to identify the bryophytic vegetation in southern Europe.


    • Author: (monograph) Braun-Blanquetia.


    Member of Italian Botanical Society (board directors bryological group 1992-1998).



    Reading, travel.


    • father: Salvatore Privitera
    • mother: Nunziatina Grasso
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    Born April 12, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1974
      University Catania