Dr Luca Nelli

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

Biography

2020 - present: Research Associate, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow (seconded as Research Fellow to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

2016 - 2020: Research Associate, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow.

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

I am a quantitative ecologist with interest in spatially explicit models in ecology and epidemiology, statistics and geographic information systems. My key interest is on the use of appropriate spatio-temporal statistical methods to make inference from imperfect and opportunistic data (such as citizen science data or passive case detection from health surveillance systems).

Current projects

For my main research project, I'm collaborating with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine within a research programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, entitled “Freedom from Infection – Confirming the Interruption of Malaria Transmission (FREEDOM)”. The programme seeks to investigate whether tools developed for confirming the absence of infection in veterinary epidemiology can be applied to malaria, and will provide key evidence as to whether and how these tools can be best used to guide decision-making when driving towards and confirming malaria elimination.

As a parallel project, 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). 

In addition to my main research, I am involved in several other collaborative projects on species distribution and connectivity models of a range of taxa such as insects, birds of prey, fishes, ungulate and rodents.

 

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

Publications

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Number of items: 20.

2021

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2021) Fine-scale distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside human dwellings in three low-altitude Tanzanian villages. PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0245750. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245750) (PMID:33507908) (PMCID:PMC7842886)

2020

Brambilla, A., Von Hardenberg, A., Nelli, L. and Bassano, B. (2020) Distribution, status, and recent population dynamics of Alpine ibex Capra ibex in Europe. Mammal Review, 50(3), pp. 267-277. (doi: 10.1111/mam.12194)

Nelli, L. , Ferguson, H. M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2020) Achieving explanatory depth and spatial breadth in infectious disease modelling: integrating active and passive case surveillance. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 29(5), pp. 1273-1287. (doi: 10.1177/0962280219856380) (PMID:31213191)

Nelli, L. , Guelbeogo, M., Ferguson, H. M. , Ouattara, D., Tiono, A., N’Fale, S. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2020) Distance sampling for epidemiology: an interactive tool for estimating under-reporting of cases from clinic data. International Journal of Health Geographics, 19, 16. (doi: 10.1186/s12942-020-00209-1) (PMID:32312266) (PMCID:PMC7171748)

2019

Sanou, A. et al. (2019) Evaluation of mosquito electrocuting traps as a safe alternative to the human landing catch for measuring human exposure to malaria vectors in Burkina Faso. Malaria Journal, 18, 386. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3030-5) (PMID:31791336) (PMCID:PMC6889701)

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, 100972. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.100972)

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)

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, 18, 165. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2789-8) (PMID:31068189) (PMCID:PMC6507147)

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: 20.

Articles

Mmbando, A. S. et al. (2021) Fine-scale distribution of malaria mosquitoes biting or resting outside human dwellings in three low-altitude Tanzanian villages. PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0245750. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245750) (PMID:33507908) (PMCID:PMC7842886)

Brambilla, A., Von Hardenberg, A., Nelli, L. and Bassano, B. (2020) Distribution, status, and recent population dynamics of Alpine ibex Capra ibex in Europe. Mammal Review, 50(3), pp. 267-277. (doi: 10.1111/mam.12194)

Nelli, L. , Ferguson, H. M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2020) Achieving explanatory depth and spatial breadth in infectious disease modelling: integrating active and passive case surveillance. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 29(5), pp. 1273-1287. (doi: 10.1177/0962280219856380) (PMID:31213191)

Nelli, L. , Guelbeogo, M., Ferguson, H. M. , Ouattara, D., Tiono, A., N’Fale, S. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2020) Distance sampling for epidemiology: an interactive tool for estimating under-reporting of cases from clinic data. International Journal of Health Geographics, 19, 16. (doi: 10.1186/s12942-020-00209-1) (PMID:32312266) (PMCID:PMC7171748)

Sanou, A. et al. (2019) Evaluation of mosquito electrocuting traps as a safe alternative to the human landing catch for measuring human exposure to malaria vectors in Burkina Faso. Malaria Journal, 18, 386. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-3030-5) (PMID:31791336) (PMCID:PMC6889701)

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, 100972. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.100972)

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)

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, 18, 165. (doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2789-8) (PMID:31068189) (PMCID:PMC6507147)

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 Sat Apr 10 12:47:07 2021 BST.

Supervision

 

 

Teaching

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

2020 - presentGIS for Ecologists BIOL5250