Dario Nania

PhD Student in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

About myself

Since the beginning of my academic career, I have always been interested in conservation biology and wildlife management. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science at the University of Bologna, I moved to the University of Bonn for my master’s studies in organismic biology and evolution.

During my studies, I had the chance to broaden my knowledge on biodiversity and conservation in the field, working for national and international NGOs and scientific institutions.

I am interested in the application of new methods and technologies to improve species conservation strategies and management.

About the PhD

My research focuses on the identification of new Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) by introducing uncommonly used taxa and distinct genetic diversity as indicators. I am investigating how these indicators can shape the distribution of KBAs and contribute to improve their effectiveness in species conservation

Research interests

  • Macroecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Species distribution modeling
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Wildlife management