Francesca Parrini, Prof.

Italian, based in South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
BII expert in: Large herbivores

My research focuses on space use in large mammals and factors influencing it at various spatial scales, and integrates remote sensing with the more traditional field of behavioural ecology; with the aim of better understanding conservation in fragmented landscapes. I have a keen interest in direct and indirect herbivore-resources relationships and the integration of factors governing decisions at the small spatial scale through to landscape level, with particular attention to fragmented landscapes. Investigating the scales of resource use and selection within protected areas is fundamental in order to understand the long-term viability of herbivore populations, and to prevent the risk of local population extirpation.

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