Dr. Paolo Becciu

I’m currently working on Barn owl's movement ecology. Specifically, how they use environmental cues to maximize hunting success, and why females spend large amount of time and flight effort to visit other possible nesting places while raising their current brood. In addition, I’m analysing effects of climate change on fitness related parameters in the barn owl population in Western Switzerland (between 1990 and 2021). Also, I’m interested and working on soaring bird movements in relation to ecological barriers and atmosphgeric conditions. Furthermore, I study several aspects of the breeding biology of Scopoli’s shearwaters, lately focused on eco-acoustics methods to monitor their movement at colonies.

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