Luigi Boitani
Sapienza University of Rome
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#1Vincenzo Gervasi (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 10
#2John D. C. LinnellH-Index: 51
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Sharing space with large carnivores on a human-dominated continent like Europe results in multiple conflictful interactions with human interests, of which depredation on livestock is the most widespread. Wildlife management agencies maintain compensation programs for the damage caused by large carnivores, but the long-term effectiveness of such programs is often contested. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms driving large carnivore impact on human activities is necessary to identify key mana...
#1Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 23
#2Sara Mancinelli (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 1
Last. Lorenza Grottoli (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 1
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Abstract In ecologically pristine ecosystems, top-down effects of apex predators play a fundamental role in shaping trophic cascades and structuring ecosystems, but in human-modified landscapes anthropogenic effects may markedly alter the ecological role of predators. In particular, human-provisioned food subsidies represent a serious concern for the conservation of apex predators, even though little empirical attention has been given to this aspect in assessing conservation outcomes. To assess ...
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#1Paul J. JohnsonH-Index: 32
#2Vanessa M. AdamsH-Index: 20
Last. Amy J. DickmanH-Index: 27
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Human activity affecting the welfare of wild vertebrates, widely accepted to be sentient, and therefore deserving of moral concern, is widespread. A variety of motives lead to the killing of individual wild animals. These include to provide food, to protect stock and other human interests, and also for sport. The acceptability of such killing is widely believed to vary with the motive and method. Individual vertebrates are also killed by conservationists. Whether securing conservation goals is a...
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#1Sara Mancinelli (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 1
#2Matteo Falco (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 1
Last. Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 23
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#1Lorenzo QuagliettaH-Index: 4
#2Romina FusilloH-Index: 5
Last. Luigi BoitaniH-Index: 57
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#1Valeria SalvatoriH-Index: 6
#2Raquel Godinho (University of Porto)H-Index: 23
Last. Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 23
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Representing a form of anthropogenic hybridization, wolf–dog interbreeding may potentially compromise the ecological and evolutionary traits of local wolf populations and corrode social tolerance towards wolves. However, estimates of the extent of wolf–dog hybridization in wolf populations are scarce, especially at a multi-pack scale and in human-dominated landscapes. Using non-invasive (n = 215) and invasive (n = 25) samples of wolf-like canids collected in the Province of Grosseto (central Ita...
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#1Giovanni AmoriH-Index: 22
#2Luigi BoitaniH-Index: 57
Last. Luca Luiselli (Rivers State University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 31
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#1Valerio Donfrancesco (University of Exeter)H-Index: 1
#2Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 23
Last. Nibedita Mukherjee (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 12
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Anthropogenic hybridisation is widely perceived as a threat to the conservation of biodiversity. Nevertheless, to date, relevant policy and management interventions are unresolved and highly convoluted. While this is due to the inherent complexity of the issue, we hereby hypothesise that lack of agreement concerning management goals and approaches, within the scientific community, may explain the lack of social awareness on this phenomenon, and the absence of effective pressure on decision-maker...
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#1Jenny Anne Glikman (St. John's University)H-Index: 5
#2Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 23
Last. Luigi Boitani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 57
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Skin marks occur frequently in many cetacean species across the globe revealing a broad spectrum of causes, including social interactions, infectious diseases and injuries produced by anthropogenic factors. The current study used photo-id data from 2005–2014 to estimate the skin mark pattern on resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Aeolian Archipelago (Italy). Thirteen skin mark types were identified and their origin, prevalence and permanence time were examined. The pattern...