I research methods for smart decision-making in biodiversity conservation. I am broadly interested in anything that can help bridge the implementation gap between research and practice. I mostly focus on conservation of highly endangered species, adopting a range of ecological modelling, planning and decision-analytic tools. I am equally interested in general questions and local implementation. My research is usually a mix of both.
My main role is to support and advise planning for conservation programs worldwide, be they Italian turtles, Mauritian passerines or Pacific kingfisher. Conservation reintroductions and translocations are a recurring theme in my work. Through these projects, I seek to understand recurrent challenges to conservation planning and develop methods to match needs and knowledge. I am especially interested in adaptive management, cost-effectiveness and cognitive biases.
I am keen to hear from prospective students and collaborators. I view conservation science as a multidisciplinary field that requires biological, mathematical and socio-economic skills, so I am always interested in working with people from different backgrounds – whether you are a biologist, a mathematician or a psychologist, we can work together for conservation. I am also always interested in assisting managers with planning and problem solving, anywhere in the world.
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