Dr Paolo Strampelli
I carried out my DPhil with WildCRU between 2017 and 2021, studying the spatial ecology of the globally important but poorly-know large carnivore guild of the Ruaha-Rungwa landscape, in southern Tanzania. My research focussed on how anthropogenic pressures impact spatial partitioning, habitat use, and inter-species interactions in modern African conservation landscapes, and also comprised one of the first empirical lion population assessment in Tanzania. Prior to this, I obtained an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London, for which I carried out research on leopard status and habitat use in southern Mozambique. I have carried out large carnivore research and conservation work in Mozambique, Malawi, and Tanzania.
I am now a Senior Researcher with Lion Landscapes, coordinating large carnivore surveys in the Selous-Nyerere ecosystem, believed to potentially host Africa’s largest population of wild lions. In addition to this, I am also helping the organisation develop and implement ecological research and monitoring in Ruaha-Rungwa. I am also a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Zoology of the University of Oxford.
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