Dr. Manuela D'Amen

My general interests encompass macroecology, ecological theory and conservation.
My recent work has ranged from the studies of the potential current and future distribution patterns of faunal diversity in Europe and Africa under climate change (and other human induced modifications), to the development of the best methods for spatial analysis of biodiversity data for conservation planning, especially considering amphibians, reptiles and saproxilic insects. At the moment my main research focus is on the drivers of community assembly and spatial predictive modelling of animal communities. I investigate how to implement an innovative framework (SESAM) to model species assemblage combining many pre-existing approaches to biodiversity prediction to produce improved spatially explicit projections and overcome single methods limitations.

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