Prof. Sandro Lanfranco

Prof. Sandro Lanfranco

Prof. Sandro Lanfranco


Associate Professor

Room 227/228/247
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2379, +356 2340 2850
  • Vegetation ecology
  • Algal ecology and taxonomy
  • Metacommunity ecology
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Ecological field techniques

CALLUS, I. and LANFRANCO, S., 2018. 5 A Different Kind of Wilderness: Decomposition and Life in Jim Crace’s Being Dead. Jim Crace. Springer, pp. 81-94.

DRAKARD, V.F., LANFRANCO, S. and SCHEMBRI, P.J., 2018. Macroalgal fouling communities as indicators of environmental change: potential applications for water quality monitoring. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 98(7), pp. 1581-1588.

BONNICI, L., BORG, J., EVANS, J., LANFRANCO, S. and SCHEMBRI, P., 2017. Of Rocks and Hard Places: Comparing Biotic Assemblages on Concrete Jetties versus Natural Rock along a Microtidal Mediterranean Shore. Journal of Coastal Research, .

BRULLO, S., BRULLO, C., CAMBRIA, S., LANFRANCO, E., LANFRANCO, S., MINISSALE, P., SCIANDRELLO, S. and DEL GALDO, G.G., 2017. A new species of Silene sect. Dipterosperma (Caryophyllaceae) from Malta. Phytotaxa, 297(3), pp. 245-256.

BRENDONCK, L., LANFRANCO, S., TIMMS, B. and VANSCHOENWINKEL, B., 2016. Invertebrates in rock pools. Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands. Springer, pp. 25-53.

SCHEMBRI, P.J., BARBARA, J., DEIDUN, A., LANFRANCO, E. and LANFRANCO, S., 2015. It was only a matter of time: occurrence of Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh var. distichophylla (Sonder) Verlaque, Huisman and Procaccini in the Maltese Islands (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae, Caulerpaceae). BioInvasions Records, 4(1), pp. 9-16.

DJAMALI, M., GAMBIN, B., MARRINER, N., ANDRIEU-PONEL, V., GAMBIN, T., GANDOUIN, E., LANFRANCO, S., MÉDAIL, F., PAVON, D. and PONEL, P., 2013. Vegetation dynamics during the early to mid-Holocene transition in NW Malta, human impact versus climatic forcing. Vegetation history and archaeobotany, 22(5), pp. 367-380.

LANFRANCO, S., LANFRANCO, E. and WESTERMEIER, R., 2011. The Vascular Flora of the Maltese Islands, 2nd Botanical Conference in Menorca: ‘Islands and Plants: preservation and understanding of flora on Mediterranean islands’. Es Mercadal, Menorca; 26th to 30th April 2011 2011.

LANFRANCO, S., 2001. The Branchiopod fauna of the Maltese Islands. Central Mediterranean Naturalist, 3(3), pp. 109-114.

LANFRANCO, S., CALLUS, J., CILIA, S. and ZAMMIT, H.J., 2000. Preliminary investigations into the vertical structure of propagule banks of temporary freshwater rockpools in the Maltese Islands. Central Mediterranean Naturalist, 3(2), pp. 69-78.

LANFRANCO, S. and BALDACCHINO, G., 1995. An investigation of limiting magnitude determination: a pilot study. WGN: Journal of the International Meteor Organisation, 23, pp. 87-90.

LANFRANCO, S., DE WALSCHE, C., SCHEMBRI, P.J., & MERTENS, J., 1991. Branchiopods (non-Cladocerans) of the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean). Hydrobiologia, 212, pp. 241-243.

ZURBA, K., LANFRANCO, S. and MATSCHULLAT, J., Preliminary investigation of greenhouse gas emissions from terraced fields in Malta.

  • BIO1030 - Diversity of Life: Non-Animals
  • BIO1060 - Introductory Environmental Science
  • BIO1070 - Perspectives and Research Methods in Biology
  • BIO2020 - Plant Biology
  • BIO2500 - Design of Biological Investigations
  • BIO2510 - Field Biology - Terrestrial Habitats
  • BIO2530 - Ecology and Ethology 2
  • BIO3030 - Evolution, Phylogeny and Adaptation
  • BIO3060 - Field Biology - Coastal and Marine Habitats
  • BIO3520 - Natural History of the Maltese Islands
  • BIO3550 - Plant Systematics
  • BIO5003 - The Marine Environment: Biological Patterns, Processes and Resources
  • DOC6032 - Introduction to Student Mentoring
  • EMP2021 - Ecosystem Management for Biodiversity Conservation
  • IMS5026 - The Maltese Natural Heritage
  • MSS1001 - Physical Science
  • MSS1005 - Conceptual Physics
  • SCI3501 - Academic Writing and Statistical Techniques for Scientific Research