My research mainly aims at integrating macroecological knowledge in large-scale conservation analyses. Part of my research is dedicated to the understanding of macroecological patterns themselves, both at the intra- and inter-specific, and at the community level. I am interested in how species life history traits covary, and how to use these information for predictive purposes. I am also interested in understanding to what extent observed macroecological patterns are distorted by anthropogenic impact.
Large-scale conservation assessments
Part of my research is dedicated to large-scale conservation assessments. Particularly I have performed assessments on various aspects of protected area systems such as coverage and connectivity. I have also researched species conservation status trends in time, and projected their fate under alternative future scenarios. Also, I research how different biodiversity metrics respond under different scenarios of biodiversity decline, in order to improve our application and interpretation of diversity metrics for biodiversity monitoring.
I am interested in many aspects of species spatial ecology, especially those with strong relevance for
conservation biology, such as home range, population density and dispersal. I am fascinated by dispersal process in animals, and I have researched the ecological correlates of dispersal distance in mammals, their ability to shift their range under climate change scenarios, and functional connectivity.
I conducted my master thesis in Madagascar, researching ringtail lemur (Lemur catta) 24h activity patterns. Since then, I kept researching activity patterns in primates focusing on macroevolutionary temporal trends, ecological predictors of species activity patterns, and activity pattern’s flexibility and responses to anthropogenic disturbance.