claudio (12K)

PhD Claudio Carere

Degree in Biology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with a study on parental behaviour of the common swift (Apus apus) and PhD in Biology of Behaviour at the University of Groningen (NL), with a study on individual differences and personalities in animals, especially birds. He then moved at the University of Liège (BE), where he studied neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying sexual and individual differences in birds.
Later on he worked for the EU project STARFLAG "Understanding patterns of animal group movements" unravelling mechanisms and functions of complex behaviours of starling (Sturnus vulgaris) flocks. He is author of more than thirthy international publications and editor of a special issue of the journal "Behaviour" and of a volume on animal personalities (University of Chicago Press).
He is active in public understanding of science being author of articles and book reviews in magazines and newspapers. He was scientific advisor of the TV program Geo & Geo, advisor of ISPRA, scientific collaborator of the Treccani Encyclopedia, and has translated "Climbing Mount Improbable" of R. Dawkins. He has a chair in animal behaviour at the University of Tuscia.