Piero Visconti

Post-Doctoral fellow (2011-2012)

E-mail: pierovisconti@gmail.com
Current position: Post-Doctoral scientists, Microsoft Research Cambridge Computational Ecology group

Professional Interests

Global biodiversity scenarios
Biodiversity indicators
Conservation Planning
Land-use change

Climate change
Species distribution modelling


Global scenarios of mammal conservation status
Global priorities for mammals

Publications (updated to 2011)


Visconti P, Pressey RL, Rondinini C, Giorgini D, Maiorano L, Bakkenes M, Boitani L, Alkemade R, A F, Chiozza F 2011. Future hotspots of terrestrial mammal loss. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366:2693-2702. PDF

Eklund J, Arponen A, Visconti P., Cabeza M 2011. Governance factors in the identification of global conservation priorities for mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 366:2661-2669. PDF

Rondinini C, Di Marco M, Chiozza F, Santulli G, Baisero D, Visconti P,  Hoffmann M, Schipper J,  Stuart S, Tognelli M, Amori G, Falcucci A, Maiorano L, Boitani L 2011. Global habitat suitability models for mammal conservation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 366:2633-2641. PDF

Rondinini, C, Boitani, L, Rodrigues, ASL, Brooks, TM, Pressey, RL, Visconti, P, Baillie, J. E. M., Baisero, D, Cabeza, M, and K. R. Crooks. 2011. Reconciling global mammal prioritization schemes into a strategy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2722-2728.

Boitani L, Rondinini C, Falcucci A, Maiorano L, Baisero D, Visconti P,  Pressey RL 2011 What spatial data do we need to develop global mammal conservation strategies? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 366:2623-2632. PDF

Januchowski-Hartley, S., Visconti, P, Pressey, RL, 2011. A systematic approach for prioritizing multiple management actions for invasive species. Biological Invasions, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-011-9960-7 PDF


Visconti, P, Pressey, RL, Bode, M., Segan, D.B., 2010. Habitat vulnerability in conservation planning—when it matters and how much. Conservation Letters 3, 404-414. PDF

Visconti, P, Pressey RL, Segan DB, and Wintle BA. 2010 Conservation planning with dynamic threats: The role of spatial design and priority setting for species’ persistence. Biological Conservation 143:756-767. PDF


Visconti, P, and  Elkin C 2009. Using connectivity metrics in conservation planning; when does habitat quality matter? Diversity and Distributions 15:602-612. PDF