Pia Lentini

Project Team Member
The University of Melbourne

Pia Lentini is an applied ecologist and part of the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne. She focuses on conservation in highly modified human-dominated landscapes, and is looking into the issues of human-wildlife conflict, urbanisation and threatened species, biodiversity offsetting and land-use change.

Pia uses quantitative tools and modelling approaches such as population viability analysis, spatial conservation prioritisation, and species distribution modelling to understand how the management decisions we make today will impact on wildlife populations into the future.

https://pelentiniresearch.wordpress.com/

Publications
When cities are the last chance for saving species
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Improving communication and community buy-in to threatened species conservation
TSR Hub
Feral cat predation on Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) and observations of arboreal hunting at nest boxes
CSIRO
Manager perspectives on strategies used at flying-fox camps
TSR Hub
Prioritising conservation efforts and communicating conservation opportunities in urban areas
TSR Hub
Surface reflectance drives nest box temperature profiles and thermal suitability for target wildlife
PLOS ONE
Better offsets for threatened species
TSR Hub
Submission to the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Energy, Inquiry into Flying-fox management in the eastern states, on behalf of the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
Parliament of Australia Website
Taming a Wicked Problem: Resolving Controversies in Biodiversity Offsetting
BioScience