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)
Nadia Mucci (ISPRA, Italia)
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

Marco Apollonio

Università di Sassari (Italy)

Joaquin Vincente Baños

University of Castilla La Mancha and IREC (Spain)

Sandro Bertolino

Università di Torino (Italy)

Kathrin Dausmann

University of Hamburg (Germany)

Göran Ericsson

SLU University of Umeo (Sweden)

Eccard Jana

University of Potsdam (Germania)

Niemela Jari

University of Helsinki (Finlandia)

Rafal Lopucki

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Polonia)

Sarah Marshall-Pescini

University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna (Austria)

Adriano Martinoli

Università dell’Insubria (Italy)

Nadia Mucci

ISPRA (Italia)

Bostjan Pokorny

Faculty of Environmental Protection (Slovenia)

Krzysztof Schmidt

Mammal Research Institute, Bialowieza (Poland)

Graham C. Smith

Animal and Plant Health Agency (United Kingdom)