Andrea Perino

Science-Policy Coordinator
Science-Policy Coordination

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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.

iDiv publications


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.

Rewilding complex ecosystemsScience364(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.

Measuring rewilding progressPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences373(1761),
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