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I am an ecologist with a particular interest for insect ecology and insect mediated ecosystem services including pollination and biological control of pests. My work focuses on the protection and enhancement of beneficial insects whitin agricultural systems, to support more sustainable agriculture and long term food security in the face of gloabl challenges such as climate change. I am also interested in all the benefits that we receive from pollinators beyond food production including medicinal plants and cultural services.

More broadly, I am drawn to research that provides applicable solutions to reconcile the needs of biodiversity conservation and those of an increasing human population in the face of future challenges.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ecology, PhD, Estimating consequence of losing pollination services: an evaluation of the pollinator dependency of plants, University of Southampton

May 2014Nov 2018

Award Date: 9 Nov 2018

Environmental Practice, Biodiversity Conservation , MSc, Adult behaviour and habitat availability of Aporia crataegi Lepidoptera (Pieridae) in Normandy, Bournemouth University

Sept 2007Sept 2008

Award Date: 1 Sept 2008

Natural Sciences, BSc , Universita' degli Studi di Milano


Award Date: 1 Apr 2004


  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem services
  • Pollination
  • biological control
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • meta-analysis

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