Dr Luca Nelli

  • Research Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Biography

2016 - present: Research Associate, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

2013-2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy).

2009-2012: PhD in Experimental Ecology, University of Pavia (Italy).


Research interests

Main interests

As a spatial ecologist, my interests mainly range from the study of the relationships between habitat and animal populations, and how these vary through space and time, to the evaluation of wildlife survey techniques for density and abundance estimation. So far I have worked on a wide range of taxa, such as birds, mammals, fishes and, most recently, insects.

Current project

For my current research project at University of Glasgow I am modelling the spatiotemporal heterogeneity in malaria risk in Burkina Faso using spatially explicit Bayesian models, within the Wellcome Trust project “Malaria in Insecticide Resistance Africa (MIRA)”. My main goal is to quantify the relative contribution of different covariates in the emergence of spatial patterns of malaria, including vector-related (mosquito behavior, insecticide resistance) and environmental factors (human density, habitat and landscape characteristics). 

 

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luca_Nelli

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=625f5a0AAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6091-4072


Teaching

2017 - present: Spatial Ecology and Biodiversity BIOL5129 - GIS in R module


Publications

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2019

Tiberti, R., Nelli, L., Marchetto, A., Tartari, G., Wienckowski, E. and Rogora, M. (2019) Multi-year trends and determinants of the hydrochemistry of high mountain lakes in the Western Italian Alps. Aquatic Sciences, 81(3), 54. (doi:10.1007/s00027-019-0650-3)

Nelli, L., Ferguson, H. M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2019) Achieving explanatory depth and spatial breadth in infectious disease modelling: Integrating active and passive case surveillance. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, (doi:10.1177/0962280219856380) (Early Online Publication)

Capotosti, S., Scacco, M., Nelli, L., Dell'Omo, G. and Panuccio, M. (2019) Hypatia-trackRadar: A software for animal tracking using marine surveillance radars. Ecological Informatics, 53, (doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.100972)

Traore, A. et al. (2019) Anopheline species composition and the 1014F-genotype in different ecological settings of Burkina Faso in relation to malaria transmission. Malaria Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

Monti, F., Nelli, L., Catoni, C. and Dell’Omo, G. (2019) Nest box selection and reproduction of European Rollers in Central Italy: a 7-year study. Avian Research, 10(1), 13. (doi:10.1186/s40657-019-0150-0)

Putman, R., Nelli, L. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2019) Changes in bodyweight and productivity in resource-restricted populations of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in response to deliberate reductions in density. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 65(1), 13. (doi:10.1007/s10344-018-1251-5)

Panuccio, M., Agostini, N., Nelli, L., Andreou, G. and Xirouchachis, S. (2019) Factors shaping distribution and abundance of raptors wintering in two large Mediterranean islands. Community Ecology, 20(1), pp. 93-103. (doi:10.1556/168.2019.20.1.10)

2018

Nelli, L., Langbein, J., Watson, P. and Putman, R. (2018) Mapping risk: quantifying and predicting the risk of deer-vehicle collisions on major roads in England. Mammalian Biology, 91, pp. 71-78. (doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2018.03.013)

2017

Corlatti, L., Nelli, L., Bertolini, M., Zibordi, F. and Pedrotti, L. (2017) A comparison of four different methods to estimate population size of Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota). Hystrix, 28(1), pp. 61-67. (doi:10.4404/hystrix-28.1-11698)

Tiberti, R., Nelli, L., Brighenti, S., Iacobuzio, R. and Rolla, M. (2017) Spatial distribution of introduced brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis (Salmonidae) within alpine lakes: evidences from a fish eradication campaign. European Zoological Journal, 84(1), pp. 73-88. (doi:10.1080/11250003.2016.1274436)

2016

Nelli, L., Murru, M. and Meriggi, A. (2016) Effects of density on lek-site selection by Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix in the Alps. Bird Study, 63(2), pp. 187-195. (doi:10.1080/00063657.2016.1180503)

2015

Corlatti, L., Fattorini, L. and Nelli, L. (2015) The use of block counts, mark-resight and distance sampling to estimate population size of a mountain-dwelling ungulate. Population Ecology, 57(2), pp. 409-419. (doi:10.1007/s10144-015-0481-6)

Nelli, L. (2015) Habitat suitability models and carrying capacity estimations for rock ptarmigans in a protected area of the Italian Alps. Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia, 85(1), pp. 23-30. (doi:10.4081/rio.2015.155)

2014

Franceschi, S., Nelli, L., Pisani, C., Franzoi, A., Fattorini, L. and Meriggi, A. (2014) A monte carlo appraisal of plot and distance sampling for surveys of black grouse and rock ptarmigan populations in alpine protected areas. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(2), pp. 359-368. (doi:10.1002/jwmg.661)

2013

Nelli, L., Meriggi, A. and Franzoi, A. (2013) Habitat selection by breeding rock ptarmigan Lagopus muta helvetica males in the western Italian Alps. Wildlife Biology, 19(4), pp. 382-389. (doi:10.2981/13-009)

2012

Nelli, L., Meriggi, A. and Vidus-Rosin, A. (2012) Effects of habitat improvement actions (HIAs) and reforestations on pheasants Phasianus colchicus in northern Italy. Wildlife Biology, 18(2), pp. 121-130. (doi:10.2981/11-022)

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Number of items: 16.

Articles

Tiberti, R., Nelli, L., Marchetto, A., Tartari, G., Wienckowski, E. and Rogora, M. (2019) Multi-year trends and determinants of the hydrochemistry of high mountain lakes in the Western Italian Alps. Aquatic Sciences, 81(3), 54. (doi:10.1007/s00027-019-0650-3)

Nelli, L., Ferguson, H. M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2019) Achieving explanatory depth and spatial breadth in infectious disease modelling: Integrating active and passive case surveillance. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, (doi:10.1177/0962280219856380) (Early Online Publication)

Capotosti, S., Scacco, M., Nelli, L., Dell'Omo, G. and Panuccio, M. (2019) Hypatia-trackRadar: A software for animal tracking using marine surveillance radars. Ecological Informatics, 53, (doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.100972)

Traore, A. et al. (2019) Anopheline species composition and the 1014F-genotype in different ecological settings of Burkina Faso in relation to malaria transmission. Malaria Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

Monti, F., Nelli, L., Catoni, C. and Dell’Omo, G. (2019) Nest box selection and reproduction of European Rollers in Central Italy: a 7-year study. Avian Research, 10(1), 13. (doi:10.1186/s40657-019-0150-0)

Putman, R., Nelli, L. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2019) Changes in bodyweight and productivity in resource-restricted populations of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in response to deliberate reductions in density. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 65(1), 13. (doi:10.1007/s10344-018-1251-5)

Panuccio, M., Agostini, N., Nelli, L., Andreou, G. and Xirouchachis, S. (2019) Factors shaping distribution and abundance of raptors wintering in two large Mediterranean islands. Community Ecology, 20(1), pp. 93-103. (doi:10.1556/168.2019.20.1.10)

Nelli, L., Langbein, J., Watson, P. and Putman, R. (2018) Mapping risk: quantifying and predicting the risk of deer-vehicle collisions on major roads in England. Mammalian Biology, 91, pp. 71-78. (doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2018.03.013)

Corlatti, L., Nelli, L., Bertolini, M., Zibordi, F. and Pedrotti, L. (2017) A comparison of four different methods to estimate population size of Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota). Hystrix, 28(1), pp. 61-67. (doi:10.4404/hystrix-28.1-11698)

Tiberti, R., Nelli, L., Brighenti, S., Iacobuzio, R. and Rolla, M. (2017) Spatial distribution of introduced brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis (Salmonidae) within alpine lakes: evidences from a fish eradication campaign. European Zoological Journal, 84(1), pp. 73-88. (doi:10.1080/11250003.2016.1274436)

Nelli, L., Murru, M. and Meriggi, A. (2016) Effects of density on lek-site selection by Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix in the Alps. Bird Study, 63(2), pp. 187-195. (doi:10.1080/00063657.2016.1180503)

Corlatti, L., Fattorini, L. and Nelli, L. (2015) The use of block counts, mark-resight and distance sampling to estimate population size of a mountain-dwelling ungulate. Population Ecology, 57(2), pp. 409-419. (doi:10.1007/s10144-015-0481-6)

Nelli, L. (2015) Habitat suitability models and carrying capacity estimations for rock ptarmigans in a protected area of the Italian Alps. Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia, 85(1), pp. 23-30. (doi:10.4081/rio.2015.155)

Franceschi, S., Nelli, L., Pisani, C., Franzoi, A., Fattorini, L. and Meriggi, A. (2014) A monte carlo appraisal of plot and distance sampling for surveys of black grouse and rock ptarmigan populations in alpine protected areas. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(2), pp. 359-368. (doi:10.1002/jwmg.661)

Nelli, L., Meriggi, A. and Franzoi, A. (2013) Habitat selection by breeding rock ptarmigan Lagopus muta helvetica males in the western Italian Alps. Wildlife Biology, 19(4), pp. 382-389. (doi:10.2981/13-009)

Nelli, L., Meriggi, A. and Vidus-Rosin, A. (2012) Effects of habitat improvement actions (HIAs) and reforestations on pheasants Phasianus colchicus in northern Italy. Wildlife Biology, 18(2), pp. 121-130. (doi:10.2981/11-022)

This list was generated on Wed Jul 17 07:37:54 2019 BST.