UMIL is one of the largest public universities in Italy, whose interests span from the humanities to the hard sciences. UMIL has a long-standing interest in the biological and ecological disciplines. The activities planned by LIFE FALKON will be supervised by the recently constituted (April 2017) UMIL Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP). There, a wide range of advanced research activities in environmental sciences are performed: from curiosity-driven basic science disciplines to investigations into the molecular basis of life. The scientific interests of the Department ESP are directed towards understanding environmental issues from different perspectives. They include the study of biodiversity and its environmental determinants and study of human-environment interactions. The Department ESP promotes high quality scientific research through the recruitment of the best young and established researchers in their fields, the multidisciplinary integration of the capacities it hosts, the provision of cutting-edge technical facilities and through the development of collaborations with top scientific institutions in Italy and abroad as well as with the private and business sectors. The products of the Department’s research are often featured in top-ranking scientific journals and conferences and the high quality of the research performed is underlined by the fact that our researchers are regularly funded by national and international, public and private, funding bodies. The Department ESP hosts a ‘Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology’ research unit, to which the UMIL LIFE FALKON scientific supervisor, Prof. Diego Rubolini, belongs. The research interests of this unit include the ecology and conservation of avian species in a changing world, with special reference to the investigation of global change responses.
Dipartimento di Scienze e Politiche Ambientali
Università degli Studi di Milano
via Celoria 26 I-20133 Milano, Italy
tel. (W): +39 02 503 14718