Gioele Passoni

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the complex socio-ecological interactions between biodiversity, people and the landscape they inhabit. I started my PhD in Oxford in September 2017 under the supervision of Prof Tim Coulson and Dr Francesca Cagnacci (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy). The project aims to investigate animal movement and ecological connectivity for multiple mammal species in the Alps. In particular, connectivity will be studied with a functional approach by considering the different ecological processes occurring in the landscape and among the different focal species. To do this, the project will mainly focus on animal movement, species interactions and anthropogenic impacts using GPS tracking data.

Selected Publications

Passoni, G., Rowcliffe, J. M., Whiteman, A., Huber, D., & Kusak, J. (2017). Framework for strategic wind farm site prioritisation based on modelled wolf reproduction habitat in Croatia. European journal of wildlife research, 63(2), 38.

Corradini, A., Randles, M., Pedrotti, L., van Loon, E., Passoni, G., Oberosler, V., ... & Cagnacci, F. (2020). Effects of cumulated outdoor activity on wildlife habitat use. Biological Conservation, 108818.

Whiteman, A., Passoni, G., Rowcliffe, J. M., Ugarković, D., Kusak, J., Reljić, S., & Huber, D. (2017). Identifying key denning habitat to conserve brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Croatia. Wildlife Research, 44(4), 309-315.

Pe'Er, G., Zinngrebe, Y., Moreira, F., Sirami, C., Schindler, S., Müller, R., Bontzorlos, V., Clough, D., Bezák, P., Bonn, A., Hansjürgens, B., Lomba, A, Möckel, S., Passoni, G., Schleyer, C., Schmidt, J., Lakner, S. (2019). A greener path for the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Science, 365(6452), 449-451.

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