Ecologist, conservationist, young researcher. I work on human dimensions of wildlife conservation and management and my research focuses on social and ecological aspects of the human-wildlife interactions. I had various international experiences, working in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana, in Finland at the Finnish Museum of Natural History (LUOMUS) and in Spain at the Joint Research Institute for Biodiversity (IMIB). I worked as a research fellow at the University of Turin studying human perception of underground ecosystems.
With us at the MEG: I am currently a PhD candidate at the Italian national PhD program on climate change and sustainability and my project focused on social acceptance of human-wildlife conflicts and the role played by mass media and social media on risk perception. I believe that communication is the most effective way to preserve human and ecosystem health. Dr. Stefano Mammola is my co-tutor and I will spend part of my PhD at MEG Verbania for developing statistical models.