University of California, Santa Cruz
Working together with Marc Mangel, Simone's goal in the Bering Sea Project is to investigate the relationships and feedbacks between environmental stress, foraging and reproductive behavior, and population dynamics. Explorations and models will be motivated and supported by the Patch Dynamics prey field empirical data.
Simone's previous research has focused on three areas: (i) exploring strategies for the conservation and management of endangered species; (ii) investigating mechanisms through which natural populations cope with variations in habitat and resource dynamics; (iii) developing and applying species distribution models, with emphasis on the integration between mechanistic and correlative models. His academic training includes a Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Parma (Italy), in 2007, and in 2003 a combined BS and MS in Environmental Sciences at the University of Parma (Italy).