Gostujoče predavanje dr. Francesca Cagnacci, 14. 4.

Gostujoče predavanje dr. Francesca Cagnacci, 14. 4.

 V torek, 14. 4., ob 16.00 vas vabimo na gostujoče on-line predavanje v okviru predmeta UPPŽ, izvedeno v sodelovanju z UP FAMNIT. 

Predavala bo dr. Francesca Cagnacci (Raziskovalni center Edmund Mach, Trentino, Italija), ki nas bo popeljala v svet prostorskega vedenja prostoživečih parkljarjev. Predavanje bo v angleščini, skupaj z razpravo bo trajalo približno dve šolski uri. 

Če želite prisostvovati predavanju, sporočite na info@vsvo.si.

Dr. Cagnaccijeva je soustanoviteljica in gonilna sila raziskovalne mreže EuroDeer, ki je bila pred desetletjem ustanovljena z namenom mreženja evropskih raziskovalcev prostoživečih živali in izvajanja kompleksnih, vseevropskih raziskav prostorskega vedenja le-teh. Več o mreži, v kateri sodeluje tudi VŠVO, lahko najdete na: http://eurodeer.org

Dr. Francesca Cagnacci is a permanent researcher at the FEM/CRI (Fundation Edmund Mach) in the Applied Ecology group, and leader of the research line ‘Movement and Conservation Ecology’. She initiated and coordinates the bottom-up research consortium EUROMAMMALS, to study terrestrial mammal movement at a large scale, under climatic and human-impact gradients.

Dr. Cagnacci is a behavioural and conservation ecologist with research emphasis on ecological and evolutionary determinants of animal behaviour, movement, and resource use.  In particular, she looks into the effects of climate and global change on animal spatial distribution and organismal interactions. Her research interests span management and conservation practices at different spatial scales, terrestrial mammalogy, ecology of wildlife diseases and host-parasite dynamics, and adoption of humane measures for the management of wildlife. She combines biological research with a deep interest in development and application of technology to address conservation issues and animal ecology questions (biologging, data standards etc.).

Dr. Cagnacci has an active network of more than 80 research institutions in Europe and North-America. Recently, she has been awarded the Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology by the OEB Dept at Harvard University.

Lecture topic:

The species’ realized niche in Anthropocene: terrestrial mammal movement and space use constraints and adaptations

A world filled up with infrastructure and resource- and energy-demanded human activities have a huge impact on species distribution and persistence. The study of animal movement allows to investigate the interaction between human diverse impacts and animals’ proximate response, that ultimately cascades in population distribution and species persistence. In this talk, a general framework will be introduced and study cases from the Alpine range presented from several mammal species. Empirical evidence show that humans squeeze the realized niche of other animals as direct competitors or super-predators, and indirectly affect their fundamental niche.