I completed my BSc and MSc in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Padova (Italy). For my Master thesis I moved to Jyväskylä, Finland, where together with Johanna Mappes and Janne Valkonen I studied the efficacy of butterfly eyespots in deterring predators.
While handling the behavioural data I collected, I became fascinated by the creative ways of analysing and interpreting complex datasets: I found my true call. In the seek for novel quantitative approaches and challenges I started my PhD with Andrés on a versatile and interesting system: the Trinidadian guppy Poecilia reticulata. As a PhD candidate at the University of Jyväskylä, I study how population density at different scales (local and global) affects dispersal, and how this, together with dispersal evolution, shapes the spread of populations through space
I continue my work on animal coloration and anti-predator defences, collaborating with Johanna Mappes and Kate Umbers (U. Western Sydney, Australia) in a project on the deimatic (startle) display of the Mountain katydid, Acripeza reticulata.