November 20-24, 2023
Erice, Sicily, ITALY

Workshop Organizers

Conference goals

Marco Apollonio (Università di Sassari, Italy)
Sandro Bertolino (Università di Torino, Italy)
Francesco Ferretti (Università di Siena, Italy)
Adriano Martinoli (Università dell’Insubria, Italy)
Massimo Scandura (Università di Sassari, Italy)

Purpose of the Workshop

Conference goals

The urbanisation of mammals is widespread in European countries and is raising many issues related to wildlife management, animal welfare, and public health. Urban wildlife is usually classified as exploiters, adapters, or avoiders in relation to their ecology and the consequent capacity to adapt to urban environments. Living in proximity to humans poses important challenges to mammal species inducing modifications in their behaviour, body condition, feeding ecology, health status and genetics. Here we aim to give a broad overview of this well-established phenomenon with reference to European mammals discussing the present situation and future perspectives with an adaptive management focus

Speakers & Topics

Antton Alberdi

Urban mammals and their gut microbiota: what determines what?

Marco Apollonio

Urban mammals in Italy

Joaquin Vicente Baños

Urban mammals in Spain

Sandro Bertolino

Urban mammals in Italy

Romolo Caniglia

Evolution in the city: a molecular ecology perspective

Göran Ericsson

Urban mammals in Sweden

Francesco Ferretti

Urban mammals in Italy

Peter Lurz

Uncertainty in the city": the opportunities and challenges of urban ecosystems for mammals

Sarah Marshall-Pescini

Urbanization and its effects on behaviour: what can Canids tell us?

Adriano Martinoli

Urban mammals in Italy

Nadia Mucci

Evolution in the city: a molecular ecology perspective

Bostjan Pokorny

Urban mammals in Slovenia

Miroslav Ratkiewicz

Urban mammals in Poland

Rebecca Rimbach

Urban mammals: consumption of human resources, health and stress physiology

Massimo Scandura

Evolution in the city: a molecular ecology perspective

Graham Smith

Urban mammals in the UK

Izabela Wierzbowska

Human-wildlife conflicts in urban ecosystems