Dr. Andrea Perino


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I study the ecological consequences of farmland abandonment and the potential of rewilding as a restoration strategy for degraded ecosystems. Farmland abandonment can lead to changes in animal communities who in turn may influence plant communities, e.g. forest succession patterns. In a field study in Peneda-Gerês National Park in Portugal I try to answer the question whether interspecific interactions between herbivorous mammal species lead to spatial differences in succession patterns. Here I combine camera trapping and remote sensing to monitor both mammal occupancy and changes in forest cover.

I am also involved in a project on automatic object recognition from camera trap images via active learning algorithms.



Perino, A., H. M. Pereira, L. M. Navarro, N. Fernandez, J. M. Bullock, S. Ceausu, A. Cortes-Avizanda, R. van Klink, T. Kuemmerle, A. Lomba, G. Pe'er et al.

(2019):Rewilding complex ecosystems.Science 364(6438), 351 *

Torres, A., Fernández, N., zu Ermgassen, S., Helmer, W., Revilla, E., Saavedra, D., Perino, A., Mimet, A., Rey-Benayas, J. M., Selva, N., Schepers, F., Svenning, J.-C., Pereira, H. M.

(2018):Measuring rewilding progress.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 373(1761)
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Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

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1.210 (Interim IV)

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+49 341 9733261
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