Michelle Pozzini

Michelle Pozzini
Lund University | LU · Department of Biology

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

About

Introduction
Currently pursuing a Master in Conservation Biology at Lund University. I believe in addressing problems with practical solutions, through research, communication and organisation. I am interested in every aspect of Conservation Biology, with deeper focus on biodiversity monitoring, environmental impact assessment and human dimensions.
Additional affiliations
May 2021 - August 2021
Lund University
Position
  • Field Research Assistant
Description
  • Field assistant for the PhD project "Minding the Matrix". Main tasks: clover mapping (identification of species, phenological stage and abundance estimations over areas of interest); setting and collection of pan traps; monitoring of bumblebees and butterflies along transects.
June 2019 - August 2019
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso
Position
  • Intern for Life PastorAlp project
Description
  • Assistant for the “Life PastorAlp” project (Pastures vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate change impacts in the Alps - LIFE16 CCA/IT/000060) and for a long- term biodiversity monitoring scheme in the park.
August 2017 - December 2017
Parco Nazionale dell'Appennino tosco - emiliano
Position
  • Intern for Life MIRCO - Lupo project
Description
  • The main aim of Life M.I.R.CO-Lupo is to reduce the impact of stray dogs on the conservation of the Italian wolf.
Education
September 2018 - June 2022
Lund University
Field of study
  • Conservation biology
September 2014 - March 2018
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences

Questions

Questions (3)
Question
Hello,
I am currently working on a wildlife monitoring project that relies entirely on camera trapping, over different habitats and approximately 9500 square km (not entirely covered). The data is going to be used for both populations estimate and species distribution.
All trapped species are considered, and I am having some issues with species such as Rupicapra rupicapra and Sus scrofa, which enjoy spending more time on a single spot and are not easily individually recognisable. I am merging the events of the these species which are separated by less than 20 minutes, keeping a (conservative) total count of, for example, the individuals during one day.
But I was wondering, is there a rule of thumb to account for possible double counting of the same individuals, or shall I just keep my assessment of 20 minutes as a "statistically good enough" time gap?
Thank you very much and best regards,
Michelle
Question
Good morning,
I am currently using VegMeasure2 to estimate the flower cover over 2 by 2 meters quadrants. I am defining categories for the different coloured flowers, and then use the "statistics" tool to get the flowered percentage of the picture.
I was curios about the "assess accuracy" tool: nothing happens when i click on it, whether I have something selected or not. The estimations I get for the flowers look quite low (I have a screenshoot with an example), and I was wondering if maybe I am missing something, or I am just overestimating the flower coverage as it commonly happens. Also, is there a way to add a grid over the images with the software?
Thank you very much,
Michelle Pozzini
Question
This is not strictly related to research, but I was just wondering if there is any recognized association, at any scale, for therapy/support on how to address ecoanxiety and ecological depression.
Thank you.

Projects

Project (1)
Project
The main aim of this research is to examine spatial and temporal partitioning between the golden jackal (Canis aureus), the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and the grey wolf (Canis lupus), using camera trap data from the period 2018-2019. The hypothesis is that an higher density of wolves would lead to niche partitioning (temporally and/or spatially) of the golden jackal, which in turn could influence the activity and distribution of the red fox.