I am originally from, Florence Italy, the city of Giotto and Galileo among the many. At the present I live in Turin where I am a master student in Evolution of Animal and Human Behaviour at the University of Turin.
Since the beginning my undergraduate studies I have always had a great interest in marine mammals, especially regarding the potential effects of anthropogenic activities on their behaviour. In 2012 I graduated at the University of Florence, Italy in Natural Science (Bachelor's Degree). The focus of my thesis was on population size and associations patterns of Tursiops truncatus in the Ionian Sea (Greece). Data were collected on board of a sailing vessel while cruising on the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea as part of a larger interdisciplinary study conducted by the of the University of Turin research group. During this experience I learn photo-ID techniques and to collect behavioural and acoustics data from both sea and land based stations.
To keep following my dream of working with cetaceans I decided to fly to Australia, where I’m conducting my Master by Degree thesis at the Capricorn Cetaceans Project. More specifically I’m investigating the individual home range of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and Australian snubfin dolphins.
I’m very happy for this opportunity, both for increase my knowledge and meeting people passionate about marine world. Furthermore, I have a chance to visit Australia…an amazing country.
2012, BSc Natural Science, University of Florence, Italy.