My research interests lie mostly at the interface between behavioral ecology - in particular movement ecology - and conservation biology. I am particularly interested in the effect of anthropogenic development on species' spatial behavior, habitat use and landscape permeability. Currently, I am working on new approaches to identify animal movement/migration corridors. I am also interested in human-wildlife conflicts, and in approaches to support adaptive management and sustainable development.
My work is conducted mainly within a large project based on GPS-monitored wild mountain reindeer and other species (e.g. moose) in Norway.
I am currently leading the RenewableReindeer project (NFR-funded), and contributing to Toppforsk, ProdChange, AdMan and other projects
movement ecology, spatial ecology, GPS data, habitat selection, ungulates, carnivores, human-wildlife conflicts, sustainable development, adaptive management, reindeer.
Post.Docs in NINA, Trondheim
Ph.D in Biodiversity avd Evolution, colalboration between NTNU, NINA and Univ. of Bologna - 2007
Post-lauream apprenticeship, National Wildlife Institute of Italy - 2001
MSc in Biological Science, Univ. of Bologna 2000
Researcher I, NINA, 2012 - present
Postdoc, reindeer project, NINA, 2010 - 2012
Research contract, Lynx- roe deer project, NINA, 2009 - 2010
Guest Researcher, Norwegian University for Life Science, UMB, 2008
Research contract, Italian Action Plan for Conservatin of Otters. National Wildlife Institute (NWI) of Italy 2006 - 08
Collaboration with the NWI on different projects 2001 - 04
National Responsible for Biotechnologies and Transgenic Organisms, for the Italian NGO Legambiente Onlus, IUCN member, 2000 - 02
Italian, English, Norwegian
2012 Researcher, ISPRA Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy. Permanent position
2008 Guest Researcher, Norwegian University for Life Science, UMB, ?s, Norway
2006 - 08 Research contract, cooperation project between ISPRA & Italian Minister for Environment and for the Protection of Territory and Sea. Italian Action Plan for the conservation of Otters (Lutra lutra)
2001 - 04 Collaboration contract with ISPRA on research and management of wild boar (Sus scrofa) and invasive species (i.e. coypus, Myocastor coypus)
2000 - 02 National Responsible for Biotechnologies and Transgenic Organisms for the Italian NGO Legambiente Onlus, as