Università degli Studi di Trento
My name is Charlotte Vanderlocht, and I come from Belgium. I am a wildlife ecologist, with a particular interest for trophic and behavioural ecology in complex, dynamic ecosystems. Through my research, I would like to contribute to improving human-wildlife coexistence.
I completed my bachelor degree in Biology at the University of Liège (Belgium), and my master degree in Biology with a focus on Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Wageningen University (the Netherlands). My BSc thesis examined trophic cascades and spatiotemporal dynamics in wolf-ungulate interactions, and my MSc thesis focused on spatiotemporal antipredator behaviour of red deer in relation to predator scent cues, human activity and bottom-up effects in Bialowieza Primeval forest (Poland).
Since 2021, I am a PhD student at the Fondazione Edmund Mach in the Applied Ecology and Conservation Genetics groups. I am investigating the ecological functions of large herbivores in the Alps, given rapidly changing environmental drivers such as climate change, large carnivore colonisation, anthropogenic disturbance, and management practices. The project is co-funded by the University of Trento, Fondazione Edmund Mach, and Stelvio National Park.
PhD project: Statistical-mathematical models for the study, control and evolution of the spread of pathogenic vector mosquitoes