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Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto

mv.jpgResearch Scientist

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

mariavittoria.mazzamuto@uwyo.edu | Beta House, Rm 112A

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Education

PhD Biodiversity Analysis, Protection and Management, University of Insubria - Italy

MSc Biodiversity and Nature Conservation, University of Catania - Italy

BSc Biology, University of Catania - Italy

 

Background and expertise

Dr. Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto is a wildlife biologist who joined the Haub School in the summer of 2021. Her research focuses on conservation and behavioral ecology of wildlife, and, broadly, her research interests include spatial ecology, animal personality, interspecific interaction, invasive species, and parasitology. Maria Vittoria’s work combines field data collection and statistical and geospatial analyses to examine direct and indirect effects of humans on vertebrate conservation.

During her research as a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher, Maria Vittoria has gained experience working with diverse species of small, medium, and large mammals. During her postdoc at the University of Arizona she also taught classes related to Wildlife Management and Conservation, and Population Ecology, and she still teaches Ecology and Ecosystem Functions at the University of Insubria (Italy).

Here at the Haub School Maria Vittoria is part of the Koprowski Conservation Research Lab. While she will keep working on her research interests, she will also collaborate and lead several research projects of the lab in some international locations (e.g. Mongolia, Italy, Nepal, South Africa).

 

Selected publications

Personality traits, sex and food abundance shape space use in an arboreal mammal. 2021. Oecologia. Wauters L.A.*, Mazzamuto M.V.*, Santicchia F., Martinoli A., Preatoni D.G., Lurz P.W., Bertolino S., Romeo C.

*equal contribution

Camera Trapping to Assess Status and Composition of Mammal Communities in a Biodiversity Hotspot in Myanmar. 2021. Animals 11(3): 880. Cremonesi G., Bisi F., Gaffi L., Zaw T., Naing H., Moe K., Aung Z., Mazzamuto M.V., Gagliardi A., Wauters L.A., Preatoni D.G.

When management meets science: adaptive analysis for the optimization of the eradication of the Northern raccoon (Procyon lotor). 2020. Biological Invasions 22, 3119–3130. Mazzamuto M.V.*, Panzeri M.*, Bisi F., Wauters L. A., Preatoni D. G., Martinoli A.

*equal contribution

Timing of resource availability drives divergent social systems and home range dynamics in ecologically similar tree squirrels. 2020. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:174. Invitation for Special Issue “Ecological, Behavioral and Genomic Consequences in the Rodent Family Sciuridae: Why Are Squirrels So Diverse?” 10.3389/fevo.2020.00174. Mazzamuto M.V., Merrick M., Bisi F., Koprowski J., Wauters L., Martinoli A.

Interspecific competition between alien Pallas’s squirrels and Eurasian red squirrels reduces density of the native species. 2017. Biological Invasions 19(2): 723-735. Mazzamuto M.V., Bisi F., Wauters L.A., Preatoni D., Martinoli A.

Poor parasite community in an invasive alien species: macroparasites of Pallas’s squirrels in Italy. 2016. Annales Zoologici Fennici 53 (1-2): 103-112. Mazzamuto M.V., Pisanu B., Chapuis J-L., Romeo C., Ferrari N., Wauters L., Preatoni D., Martinoli A.

A non-invasive monitoring on European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris Schreber, 1777) in Sicily using hair trapping and camera trapping: does it work? 2012. Hystrix The Italian Journal Of Mammalogy 23 (2): 44–49. Anile S., Arrabito C., Mazzamuto M.V., Scornavacca D., Ragni B.

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099

Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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