The University of Milano - Bicocca

The University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB) is a young, dynamic and multidisciplinary university, which in the space of ten years has created an extensive network including many world-famous universities, research centres and top corporations. Students, researchers and professors have come together at UNIMIB with ideas, enthusiasm, and talents, and with the intention of creating a brighter future.

The University of Milano - Bicocca has twenty-one departments for the research in the scientific areas of Economics, Educational Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, Sociology, Statistical Sciences. The departments promote research at the University, and organise the research doctorate programmes.

Main role of the unit is to build models of the Ecological Niche, on the basis of existing data on plant and animal species on study sites the unit will select a group of indicators.

Staff Involved

Emilio Padoa-Schioppa

Emilio Padoa-Schioppa is a researcher specializing in landscape ecology. He works on the management and conservation of landscapes and habitats in Europe, with a special interest in the Mediterranean herpetofauna. He participate to BIOHAB project (Concerted Action, V° Framework Program EVK2-2001-00362), he was responsible of a project on monitoring Biodiversity in Skadar lake National Park (agreement from University and ERM-Italy srl) during 2006, and leaded a project for landscape ecology and nature conservation in Himalaya and Karakorum (framework agreement from University of Milano-Bicocca and EV-K2-CNR). He is author of about 60 publications. He will be involved in the management and coordination of activities, particularly in relation to landscape modelling. Main role: he will be involved in the management and coordination of activities, particularly in relation to landscape modelling. Responsible of Task 6.4 in WP6.

G. Francesco Ficetola

G. Francesco Ficetola is a post-doc. specializing in conservation and ecology of amphibians and reptiles. He combines multiple approaches (landscape ecology, macroecology, evolutionary ecology and population genetics) to obtain information that can be used to improve conservation actions. He is currently focusing on the issues of biological invasions. He is author of about 60 publications.Main role: within WP6, Task 6.4, he will be involved in the applications of on the algorithm of maximum entropy (MAXENT) that allows identification of the envelope that can explain the presence of species.

Anna Bonardi

Anna Bonardi is a post-doc specializing in conservation and population dynamics. She combines different data sources in order to assess the trends of animal populations at large scale and to evaluate the actual conservation status. She・s author of 4 pubblications. Main role: she will be involved into building ecological niche models.