Laura Lerone

Laura Lerone
Università degli Studi del Molise | Università del Molise · Department of Biosciences and Territory

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January 2010 - February 2013
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre
Position
  • PhD
September 1998 - June 2006
Sapienza University of Rome
Position
  • Master degree
Education
January 2011 - February 2013
April 2009 - January 2010
Università degli Studi del Molise
Field of study
  • Governance of Protected Areas

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Publications (16)
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Camera-trapping represents a powerful tool in wildlife research, particularly when dealing with elusive and rare species such as otters (Lutra spp.). Nevertheless, detection problems arise when trying to detect otters with camera traps. We hypothesized that the temperature difference between the otter emerging from the water and the environment was...
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Non-invasive genetics is a powerful tool in wildlife research and monitoring, especially when dealing with elusive and rare species such as the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). Nevertheless, otter DNA obtained from scats and anal secretions appears to be exposed to very quick degradation processes, and the success rate in DNA amplification is lower th...
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The Eurasian otter is endangered in Italy, only surviving in southern river basins. The spatial and social structure of a population living at the border of the current range was explored through a noninvasive genetic study along 174 km of the Sangro river. Sampling was conducted in 2011 and 2012, collecting spraints and anal jellies at 62 marking...
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The Eurasian otter Lutra lutra is among the most endangered mammals in Lebanon, being disappeared from most rivers and lakes. Following a new recent record in the Anjar municipality Valley, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) stressed the need for an action plan for the otter in the Hima Hima Kfar Zabad in the Beqaa Valley. H...
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The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) still represents one of the most endangered carnivores in Italy and needs reliable data to be conserved and managed. We conducted our study in the Sangro river basin where is present the northernmost metapopulation to date recorded in south central Italy. We used two non-invasive methods: genetics on spraints and ca...
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Updated synthesis of the situation of the otter in italy, with special emphasis on trends and threats in the whole country.
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Updated synthesis of the situation of the otter in italy, with special emphasis on trends and threats in the whole country.
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The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) is still one of the most endangered carnivores in Italy. Only during the last decades the species is recovering after going extinct from the north and the centre of the Italian peninsula during ‘80s. Elusiveness, nocturnal habits and low population densities make the specie difficult to directly observe and study. N...
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Spraint surveys remain one of the most valuable methods to monitor otter distribution in a quick and replicable way. During the period May-October 2012 the whole Sangro basin was checked by two surveyors, following the standard otter survey protocol recommended by IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group. The study area was recently re-colonized by otter af...

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Is somebody studying (or can point me to studies on) the potential negative impact of rafting activities on fish and otters in rivers?
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