Institution or affiliation:
Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin
I have been studying the effects of environmental change on bird populations for nearly 30 years, which has included research on impacts of agricultural intensification, urbanization and climate change. I am currently Professor of Ecology at the University of Turin, where I divide my research interests between two different habitats. Alpine biodiversity research includes assessing the effects of climate change on elevational distributions of birds, identification of the factors that drive reproductive success and survival in Wheatears, and the biodiversity of avalanche tracks. Ongoing urban ecology research includes analysing the link between socio-economic status and urban biodiversity (the “Luxury Effect”), and identifying features of public green spaces that are important to urban birds.
by Dan Chamberlain | Jul 10, 2022