Michela Pacifici

Research Fellow

About myself

I joined the Global Mammal Assessment lab in 2011 as a Master student, and my project aimed at identifying the relationships between managed fires and the persistence of ungulates in savannah landscapes. I obtained a PhD degree in Animal Biology in 2016, and the focus of my research were the impacts of climate change on species, in particular terrestrial mammals, by using life-history traits to identify priority species, both in the present and in the future.

I currently work on assessing the major changes experienced by the species in their distribution (past 50 years), by understanding the role that intrinsic and anthropogenic drivers had on these changes.

I have been also actively involved with the Small Carnivore, the Australasian Marsupial & Monotreme and Primate Specialist Groups for the reassessment of mammals.

Professional interests

Drivers of recent distribution changes
Life-history traits
Climate change
Conservation priority setting
Large-scale species distribution models

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Phone:+39 0649914759

e-mail: michela.pacifici@uniroma1.it


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