Bravo to Maria Lumbierres, awarded a Doctoral degree!

Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Maria Lumbierres, who was awarded today a Doctoral degree by Sapienza Università di Roma, for her thesis Where will future Key Biodiversity Areas be identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts. Following a public presentation by videoconference, the degree was awarded with the distinction “outstanding cum laude“.

This project was a collaboration between the Sapienza Università di Roma (supervisors: Carlo Rondinini and Moreno Di Marco) and BirdLife International (Paul Donald).

One chapter is already published:

Lumbierres, M., Dahal, P.R., Di Marco, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Donald, P.F., Rondinini, C. (2021) Translating habitat class to land cover to map area of habitat of terrestrial vertebrates. Conservation Biology. –> Open Access repository