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220px-Guido_TosiIn memory of  GUIDO TOSI (Busto Arsizio –  July 10th, 1949  † Formazza  – November 20th, 2011)
UAGRA Research Group is committed to follow the knowledge path opened by Guido Tosi, an outstanding, skillful, sensible, lucid, always fully aware of his goals and of the best ways to achieve them… a professional beyond compare in his sector, who advised all of us. The memory of Guido, with his thought, his actions, his way to be, will be our unifying flag.



Adriano Martinoli


Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1992 at the State University of Milan. From 1992 to 1995 PhD fellow at the Department of Biology, State University of Milan. PhD in Natural and Environmental Sciences in November 1996.
From 1998 to 2014 Assistant Professor and since october 2014 Associate Professor at the University of Insubria, Varese (Italy). He holds the following courses: Zoology and Biogeography, for the Bachelor degree in Natural Sciences, and Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management for the Masters degree in Environmental Sciences. Research interest are on small and medium-sized mammals, in particular mammal ecology, ethology and conservation focused on conservation, management and population and behavioral ecology of Italian bats.

mail_to Damiano Preatoni


Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1994 and PhD in Natural and Environmental Sciences in 2002 at the State University of Milan.
Research associate since 2008 at Insubria University, expert in Information Technology (Geographical Information Systems, data integration) applied to biological topics with particular interest on biodiversity monitoring, wildlife management and eco-ethology. Any data that needs to be storaged and analysed passes from his hands. He holds the courses of Eco-ethology of terrestrial fauna and GIS.



Lucas Wauters


Bachelor’s degree in Biology with zoology specialisation in 1984 (Anversa University, Belgium) with a Thesis on population ecology of red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). PhD in Zoology in 1990 (Anversa University, Belgium) with a thesis “Behaviour and population ecology of red squirrel in several natural habitats”. Expert in the field of eto-ecological research, ecology of populations and evolutionary ecology of mammals and birds, with particular reference to European arboreal sciurids, red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and invasive alien species, the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Medium and long-term studies have led to the publication of numerous articles in scientific journals of international importance. Participation in projects of applied ecology to the management and conservation of wildlife. Multivariate statistical expert.



mail_toFrancesco Bisi – Emerging technologies and biodiversity analysis: new application for the conservation of sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) and for the study of mammal community in Myanmar tropical forest

mail_toAlessandra Gagliardi

mail_toMaria Vittoria Mazzamuto – Small mammals and edge effect on secondary seed predation

mail_toAlessio Martinoli – Modelling environmental determinants of Alpine Galliform distribution

mail_toFrancesca Santicchia – The role of trait-mediated indirect effects in native-alien species interactions

Martina Spada


mail_toGiacomo Cremonesi – Assessing the impact of human activities on wildlife in Myanmar tropical forests using emerging technologies


Stefania Bologna

Stefania Mazzaracca

Ambrogio Molinari

mail_toCarlo Emilio Morelli

Marco Trizzino


2013-2014 -Su Haijun – Visiting Professor
Guizhou University, Cina

2009-2010 – Cheng Zhong – Visiting Professor
Harbin University, Cina


2016 – Candice Gagnaison – Erasmus student
University of Burgundy, France

2015 – Lionel Bruhat – Erasmus student
Universite d’Aix Marseille, France

2007 – Isabel Neves – Erasmus student
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

2007 – Diana Rodrigues – Erasmus student
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

2007 – Nuno Oliveira – Erasmus student
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

2000 – Anthony Atkinson –
School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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