• Nicolantonio Agostini graduated at the University of Parma in 1987 with thesis on the predatory behaviour of Common buzzard and Kestrel in captivity. Since 1989 he has been studying raptor migration in Italy, Tunisia, Malta and Greece. He was active between 1984 and 1996 in protectionist activities against poaching at the Strait of Messina together with LIPU (Birdlife Italy). At the moment he is achieving a Ph.D at the University of Pavia. He is author of more than 70 ornithological issues and collaborates as referee with the following journals: Ardea, Avocetta, European Journal of Wildlife Research, Ibis, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Raptor Research, Journal of Zoology. GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE

 

 

 

  • Michele Panuccio has been involved in raptor migration research since 1998. The title of his M.Sc. thesis at the University of Camerino was “To cross the sea or to follow the peninsula? Strategies of migrating hawks through the Central Mediterranean”. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Pavia with a thesis titled: "Across and around a barrier: migration ecology of raptors in the Mediterranean basin". Authors of about 50 ornithological pubblications. GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ugo Mellone has been studying raptor migration since the 2003. Graduated at the University of Pavia with a thesis concerning the biology of Golden eagle in the Alps. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Alicante (ES). The subject of his research is the migration of Eleonora's falcon, studied by means of satellite telemetry. GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE

 

 

 

 

  • Giuseppe Lucia was born in Venosa (Southern Italy) in 1982. He started studying raptor migration in 2005 in Southern Italy and Greece. He graduated at the University of Pavia with a thesis on Honey buzzard migration at the island of Antikythera. At the moment he's a Ph.D. student at the University of Alicante (ES) where he study migration and wintering of Short-toed snake eagles using satellite telemetry. GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE

 

 

 

 

  • Gianpasquale Chiatante he is involved in migrating raptors research since 2004. He received his M.Sc. at the University of Pavia with a thesis on habitat selection of Lesser grey shrike and Woodchat shrike in Apulia (Southern Italy). Actually Ph.D. student at the University of Pavia with a thesis titled "Biodiversity protection in the provinces of Bari and Barletta-Andria-Trani". This research is divided in two different sub-projects: "Biodiversity hotspots and protected areas" and "Evaluation models of habitat suitability of the Little bustard" .GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE