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PhD. Carlo Catoni

I am mainly a field biologist, althought not completely unskilled in the laboratory. I got my degree in Biology (2004) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with a study micro-habitat selection in Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) and my PhD in 2009 in Germany, with the University of Freiburg with a thesis on the role of anthocyanins as antioxidants for birds.
From 2010, I am strongly involved in several activities of Ornis italica, having worked with tracking Cory's Shearwaters with GPS on Linosa, and with monitoring the artificial nests on pylons. Furthermore, I am the webmaster of both ornisitalica.com and birdcam.it sites, being also responsible for the installation and functioning of all webcams together with Giacomo.
My scientific interests are rather wide and I have been involved in several projects in the fields of behavioural ecology, animal ecology and wildlife conservation. Although not disregarding the other topics, my main interest is wildlife conservation, and besides the other projects, I am starting a project with one of the last remaining populations of Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix) in Italy. Furthermore, being firmly convinced that there can be no conservation without education, I am also teaching environmental education to children and students.