Alessio Volpato

Research Staff
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I joined the Agro-ecology and Rural Development (ARD) group within the MFRC as research assistant in 2019. I work on various projects including the Farm-Eco and Hen Harrier projects, assisting postgraduate students during their laboratory and field work. I hold a BSc and MSc in Environmental Science from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (Italy). My research interests include agroecology and agro-ecological practices, agro-biodiversity analysis and conservation, ecosystem services in agriculture such as pollination and biological control.

This research takes an ecosystem services modelling approach combined with farm-level bio-economic models to investigate optimal farming systems that maximise the potential of semi-natural and improved agricultural areas of diverse farms.
The Hen Harrier Project aims to improve the sustainability of rural areas within areas designated as Special Protection Areas for Hen Harriers.