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Francesco Ventura holds a first class honours BSc in Biological Sciences obtained in 2015 from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. In 2016, he completed his MSc (with Distinction) in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow. From 2016 to 2017 he worked as a Research Assistant and Data Analyst at the University of Glasgow on a project funded by the World Health Organisation, modelling the impacts of improved provision of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis. He is currently undertaking his PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change at the University of Lisbon, which he began in 2018. He has published 5 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. His main areas of expertise encompass quantitative ecology, spatial and population biology and conservation biology, with a particular focus on marine megafauna.
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Francesco Ventura

Nomes de citação

  • Ventura, Francesco
  • Francesco Ventura

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
1310-E66B-91E3
ORCID iD
0000-0002-1584-2433

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências Biológicas

Idiomas

Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Italiano (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador proficiente (C1)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Português Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador independente (B2)
Formação
Grau Classificação
2018/02/01 - 2022/02/01
Em curso
PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2015/09/01 - 2016/09/01
Concluído
MSc in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology (Master)
University of Glasgow College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, Reino Unido
"Application of density estimation and habitat modelling to identify the high priority areas for the conservation of Western Galapagos pinnipeds" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Master of Science, with Distinction
2011/09/01 - 2015/03/31
Concluído
BSc, Biological Sciences (Bachelor)
Especialização em Ciências Biológicas
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Itália
"Application of the acoustic method to assess the sperm whale’s feeding success in the Ligurian Sea" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
First Class Honours Degree in Biological Sciences
Percurso profissional

Ciência

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
Empregador
2016/10/01 - 2017/12/31 Investigador (Investigação) University of Glasgow – Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Reino Unido
Projetos

Bolsa

Designação Financiadores
2018 - Atual PhD in Biology and Ecology of Global Change
PD/BD/135537/2018
Bolseiro de Doutoramento
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal

Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Em curso
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em revista
  1. Ventura, Francesco. "Environmental variability directly affects the prevalence of divorce in monogamous albatrosses". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288 1963 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.2112.
    10.1098/rspb.2021.2112
  2. Ventura, F; Lukacs, PM; Granadeiro, JP; Matano, R; Catry, P. "Demographic responses to environmental change of the black-browed albatross, sentinel of the Patagonian Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem". Marine Ecology Progress Series 668 (2021): 107-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13743.
    10.3354/meps13743
  3. CATRY, TERESA; VENTURA, FRANCESCO; DIAS, MARIA P.; SANTOS, CARLOS D.; MARTINS, RICARDO C.; PALMEIRIM, JORGE M.; GRANADEIRO, JOSÉ P.. "Estimating the conservation cost of the projected new international Lisbon airport for migratory shorebirds of the Tagus estuary, Portugal". Bird Conservation International (2021): 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0959270921000125.
    10.1017/s0959270921000125
  4. Francesco Ventura; José Pedro Granadeiro; Rafael Matias; Paulo Catry. "Spatial and temporal aggregation of albatross chick mortality events in the Falklands suggests a role for an unidentified infectious disease". Polar Biology (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02797-x.
    10.1007/s00300-020-02797-x
  5. Francesco Ventura; José Pedro Granadeiro; Oliver Padget; Paulo Catry. "Gadfly petrels use knowledge of the windscape, not memorized foraging patches, to optimize foraging trips on ocean-wide scales". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287 1918 (2020): 20191775-20191775. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1775.
    10.1098/rspb.2019.1775
  6. Ventura, Francesco. "The need to improve access to rabies post-exposure vaccines: Lessons from Tanzania". Vaccine (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.08.086.
    10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.08.086
  7. Ventura, Francesco. "The potential effect of improved provision of rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Gavi-eligible countries: a modelling study". The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1473-3099(18)30512-7.
    10.1016/s1473-3099(18)30512-7
  8. Francesco Ventura; Jason Matthiopoulos; Jana W.E. Jeglinski. "Minimal overlap between areas of high conservation priority for endangered Galapagos pinnipeds and the conservation zone of the Galapagos Marine Reserve". Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29 1 (2019): 115-126. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2943.
    10.1002/aqc.2943
Poster em conferência
  1. Nino Pierantonio; Francesco Ventura; Sabina Airoldi. "Linking the dots: sperm whale corridors and connectivity in the Mediterranean Sea". Trabalho apresentado em 31st Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2017.
  2. Caterina Lanfredi; Sabina Airoldi; Nino Pierantonio; Gioele Passoni; Francesco Ventura; Arianna Azzellino. "Preliminary assessment of sperm whale foraging habitat in Ligurian Sea (North-Western Mediterranean Sea) by using underwater vocalizations". Trabalho apresentado em 30th Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 2016.
Atividades

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2020/11/26 Demographic responses to environmental change of the black-browed albatross, sentinel of the Patagonian Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem 12th PORTUGUESE CONFERENCE ON POLAR SCIENCES
(Portugal)
2019/03/03 Track-Cleaning App: uma nova App Shiny Web para limpar e processar dados de seguimento com GPS (Workshop) X Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA
(Peniche, Portugal)
2019/03/02 Around the North Atlantic in twenty days: the real extent of Desertas petrels (Pterodroma deserta) at-sea distribution X Congresso de Ornitologia da SPEA
(Peniche, Portugal)

Entrevista (jornal / revista)

Descrição da atividade Jornal / Forum
2021/11/29 Climate Change Is Driving Some Albatrosses to ‘Divorce,’ Study Finds New York Times
2021/11/24 Climate change causing albatross divorce, says study BBC World News
2021/11/24 Climate crisis pushes albatross ‘divorce’ rates higher The Guardian
2021/11/24 It’s Not You, It’s Climate Change The Atlantic
2021/11/24 Albatross ‘Divorce’ Rate Rises as the Ocean Warms Scientific American
2021/11/24 Warmer Oceans Raise the ‘Divorce’ Rate Among Typically Loyal Albatross Pairs Audubon
2020/03/13 20 Days, 7,500 Miles: Desertas Petrels’ Mind-Boggling Foraging Trips Audubon News

Entrevista / Programa (rádio / tv)

Programa Tema
2021/11/26 - 2021/11/26 BBC News Radio Rise in global temperatures hits albatross marriages
2021/11/24 - 2021/11/24 BBC World News TV Environmental effects on divorce in monogamous albatrosses