Teaching

Course instructor

Since 2020

  • Animal ecology (co-instructor)
  • Experimental Animal Ecology – Practical course at UP field station
  • Applied topics in Behavioural Ecology and Human Biology (co-instructor)
  • State of the Art Behavioural Ecology and Human Biology (co-instructor)
  • Behavioural Ecology – Block course

Guest lecturer

2019 – 2020

  • Animal innovation – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam
  • Introduction to animal personality – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam
  • Sensory ecology – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam

2019

  • Animal cognition – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam
  • Animal communication – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam

2018

  • Individual variation in cognition and behaviour – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam

2017

  • Elements of animal cognition – Animal Ecology course (Prof. Eccard), University of Potsdam

2015

  • Mating systems – Animal Behaviour and Ecology course (Prof. Dessì–Fulgheri), University of Florence
  • Hormones and mating systems – Animal Behaviour course (Prof. Dessì–Fulgheri), University of Florence

Student projects

Since 2021

  • Binet L. (MSc): Small mammals’ dietary innovation and behavioural flexibility in human-altered environments. Supervisor, Advisor*

Since 2019

  • Kunkel J. (MSc): Information use and foraging decisions in bank voles (Myodes glareolus). Advisor*

2019

  • Schöpkewitz C. (BSc): Spatial skills in rural and urban striped field mice (Apodemus agrarius). Advisor*

2018

  • Lösche E. (MSc): Personality in rural and urban small mammals: a cross-generational experiment. Advisor*
  • Müller I. (MSc): Neophobia in rural and urban rodents: a multi-trait comparative study. Advisor*

2017

  • Gottsche C. (BSc): Personality differences between urban and rural populations in Apodemus species. Co-advisor*

2016

  • Martini M. (MSc): Demographic parameters and spatial behaviour of a Savi’s pine vole population (Microtus savii) in agroecosystem. Co-advisor*

*Advisor = design of the project in which the student conducts their thesis, teaching and supervision of the student during data collection, statistical analyses of the data, interpretation of the results, guidance and discussion of literature relevant to thesis topic.

†Supervisor = final approval and grading of the thesis and preliminary protocol, participation at the defence.


Secondary school

2012 – 2014

  • Teacher in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology) Liceo Paritario Maria Ausiliatrice, Turin (Italy)

2011 – 2012

  • Teacher in natural sciences (biology, chemistry, geology) Liceo Paritario Maria Ausiliatrice, Turin (Italy).

2010 – 2011

  • Teacher in natural sciences (biology) Centro Italiano Opere Femminili per la Formazione Professionale, Turin (Italy)

I am currently looking for students interested in studies on urbanisation, involving small mammals’ behaviour, cognition and stress response, as well monitoring and conservation of songbirds. I am always open to discuss new collaborations, internships, specialisation modules (vertiefungsmodul) and BSc/MSc theses. If you want to know more about current projects and possibilities, contact me!