I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Haifa, working in the Animal Flight Lab under the supervision of Dr. Nir Sapir. My research focuses on the effects of environmental conditions on diurnal migration movements of large birds in Israel, Turkey and Italy. Specifically, I study how migrating birds adjust their flight behavior and route selection to different atmospheric conditions, geographical contexts and ecological barriers.
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences at La Sapienza – University of Rome, and Master of Science in Animal Behavior at the University of Turin in Italy.
My research interest regards also foraging ecology, migration, breeding behavior, flight behavior and human disturbance in colonial seabirds. Most of my research is being done in collaboration with Prof. Bruno Massa (University of Palermo) and Dr. Giacomo Dell’Omo (Ornis italica).