Roberto Gazzolo Gatti
Italian environmental and evolutionary biologist with a Ph.D. in ecology. He is an Associate Professor of Biological Diversity and Conservation at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) of the Alma Mater Studiorum — University of Bologna, Italy, where he is also a member of the BIOME — Biodiversity and Macroecology Lab. From 2015 to 2021, he served as an Associate Professor at the Biological Institute and as the Head and Scientific coordinator of the International MSc Program in Biodiversity of the Tomsk State University, in Russia.
In parallel to his professorship in Russia, in 2021, he also worked for a semester as an Associate Professor of Ecology at the Polytechnic of Rouen (UniLaSalle) in France; in 2020-2021 he received the prestigious Senior Research Fellowship of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition in Austria; in 2018-2019 he joined the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources of Purdue University in the USA as a Research Associate; and in Summer 2019 he was a Visiting Professor of the Beijing Forestry University in China to teach Biodiversity to international Ph.D. students.
In 2018, he was included among the 105 interdisciplinary „visionary smart thinkers“ by the renowned magazine „Motherboard“ of the Vice Media Group.