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I am an ecologist holding a M.Sc. in Natural Sciences (University of Florence) and a Ph.D. in Animal Ecology (University of Wales, UK). I mainly focus on understanding drivers of status and vulnerability of populations and communities, with most of my experience on mammals as the subject and camera trapping as the detection method. Managing a long-term programme in Tanzania allows me to pursue my broad interest in tropical ecology and conservation biology, through biodiversity monitoring, contributing to pantropical studies, advisory for protected area management and capacity building.
Born in Florence, Italy, May 27th, 1970
1995: Degree in Natural Sciences (MSc-equivalent), highest marks, University of Florence, Italy
2000: Ph.D. in Animal Biology (Behavioural Ecology), University of Wales, Bangor, UK
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), Swahili (good), French (basic)
Summarized career history:
I am an ecologist and biodiversity conservation scientist. I mainly focus on understanding drivers of status and vulnerability of populations and communities, and use hierarchical modelling to study occurrence, abundance and community metrics. Most of my experience is on mammals as the subject and camera trapping as the detection method. My research projects had a marked geographic focus on high biodiversity areas in Tanzania, where I coordinate a long-term programme that integrates research, ecological monitoring and technical support to protected areas. This programme has been instrumental to establish in 2006 the Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre (http://www.udzungwacentre.org/). I work or have worked also in the Alps, Apennines, Mongolia and the Amazon.
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