Luigi Boitani
Sapienza University of Rome
Publications 256
#1Valeria SalvatoriH-Index: 4
#2Raquel Godinho (University of Porto)H-Index: 22
Last.Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 22
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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...
#1Valerio Donfrancesco (University of Exeter)
#2Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 22
Last.Antonio Canu (University of Sassari)H-Index: 5
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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...
#1Jenny A. Glikman (St. John's University)H-Index: 4
#2Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 22
Last.Luigi Boitani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 50
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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...
#1Simona Picardi (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 1
#2Mathieu Basille (Florida College)H-Index: 15
Last.Francesca CagnacciH-Index: 19
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