Urban mammals in Italy
I am an ecologist with broad research interests in how species and communities adapt to global changes. I conduct studies on the behaviour, ecology and population dynamics of vertebrates, focusing on mammals. This research aims to improve species conservation, supporting the development of science-based conservation strategies. The introduction of species into new areas is one of the leading causes that determine changes in the composition of communities. The transfer of species across regions breaks down bio-geographical barriers and causes the homogenization of ecosystems. I am interested in research that improves the knowledge on different stages of the invasion process, e.g. prevention, early warning and rapid response, and introduced species management.