PhD in Biodiversity and Ecosystems Analisys at Romatre University of Rome, and the head of the Lontrack project. She has been studying otters for over 6 years, firstly in Mexico now in Italy.
Before that she spent some years on elephant seals in Baja California and in Falkland Islands.
She's in love with her Lada Niva.
The research on otters in Abruzzi would not have been possible without the help and the guidance by Professor Anna Loy of Molise University, italian representative for IUCN Otter Specialists Group.
All the genetic analysis have been conducted at ISPRA laboratories in Ozzano dell'Emilia under the guidance of Professor Ettore Randi and in collaboration with Chiara Mengoni.
Part of the research was conducted during the graduation thesis of Francesco Imperi and Giulia Capobianco Dondona, an heartfelt thanks to both of you.
The project is conducted in cooperation with Giuseppina De Castro who studies the species in Molise.
The communication is curated by Arturo Leone (La Testuggine).
We wanted to thank all who spent their time and efforts for the Lontrack project with no other retribution than being with their feet in the icy water of the streams of Abruzzi.
In almost alphabetical order:
Alessandro Bricca, Alessia Flavioni, Alessandro Sarno, Flaminia Truffi, Lavinia Germani, Pietro Antonelli, Simona Sarmati and Vittoria Gnetti of Romatre University of Rome; Francesco Peloso of Veterinary Medicine at Bologna University; Laura Andreuzza, Environment and nature sciences from Udine University; Valeria Contessa, Forest Sciences - Federico II University of Naples.
Would you like to contribute to the Lontrack project?
You may apply as a volunteer filling the following form.
Or (but things are not mutually exclusive) you may donate through paypal. The money received will be used to carry on the studies on the otter in Abruzzi and Molise: where the Abruzzi nucleus came from? How did they arrive? There are lots of questions to be answered...