Martina Scacco

She is currently a PhD student in movement and computational ecology interested in how, and to what extent, the environment affects the movement patterns of different species. Understanding this relationship allows us, as a scientific community, to predict their movements in different environmental scenarios, both current and future, taking into account potential conservation applications. She mainly works with analysis and visualization of available movement data (collected through observations, radar, gps or accelerometers) in relation to publicly available environmental data. Her current focus is on large soaring birds, due to their large-scale movements and their strict dependence on the support of uplifts to move across the landscape.