ONLINE Colloquium of the Platform Biodiversity: Environmental changes and the biodiversity crisis in low-altitude mountain ecosystems

The colloquium will take place ONLINE (YouTube) and in Italian language on April 14 at 6:00 pm.

In recent decades, the Alps have been the scene of profound environmental transformations that have had serious impacts on biodiversity. Socio-economic processes have led to the abandonment of traditional practices, which for millennia have shaped the Alpine landscape in a balance with nature, as well as to the intensive exploitation of resources. Case studies will be presented on two of the most threatened ecosystems: permanent grasslands and wetlands, with examples on avifauna and dragonflies.

Giacomo Assandri, a postdoc at ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale) is an ecologist working on the effects of human activity on biodiversity from a conservation perspective. His main research focus is on birds and dragonflies.