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Michela Corsini, Post Doctoral Research Scholar

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When asked what she likes or finds interesting about Boise, Michela replied: “I like the people, the community is open and friendly. As an urban ecologist, l find it very interesting that most of the tree species in the city are not native. I’ve never been in a city with this particular characteristic before.”

Michela Corsini is an Italian Wildlife Biologist with a keen interest in urban ecology and evolution. Currently, she is serving as a postdoctoral researcher at the Barber Sensory Ecology Lab (Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University). Her research primarily focuses on finding effective measures to mitigate the impact of light pollution on wildlife and people.

Michela earned her Bachelor’s degree in Livestock Production and Wildlife Management from Bologna University (Italy, 2012). Following that, she pursued her Master’s degree in Wildlife Sciences and Management at Florence University in 2014, also in Italy. In 2021, she completed her Ph.D. in Natural Sciences at Warsaw University in Poland. Additionally, Michela has completed two postgraduate courses: one focused on infectious and parasitic diseases in wildlife at the University of Milan in Italy in 2012, and another course on strategies and methods to manage invasive – alien species at the University of Florence in 2014.

Michela enjoys natural photography, trekking, birdwatching, and stand-up paddling. She is also a big fan of indoor games (like Zelda and Wingspan).

For Michela, international education means learning, understanding, and respecting other cultures, while also changing perspectives and sharing our own with others. This is essential for promoting cross-cultural exchange, and it helps create a more interconnected and harmonious world.