Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science & Engineering
ECOLOGICAL GENETICS & CONSERVATION
Giovanni Quintavalle Pastorino
My research interests span from behaviour to personality, sociality and communication (intraspecific and interspecific) in Felids, Ursids, Varanids, birds to insects.
I supervise PhD, MSc and undergraduate projects in EU and US zoos trying to improve animal welfare, husbandry and animal-human interactions while doing research.
I just finished my two years post-doc on big cats and polar bear veterinary training with Manchester Metropolitan and Milan Veterinary University.
I did my PhD in Veterinary Sciences with Milan Veterinary University in London and other UK and Italian zoos on tiger and lion behavior and personality.
From 2004 to 2014 I contributed running the Avian Malaria survey at ZSL London zoo.
I worked for two years in Prof. Preziosi’s lab. at Manchester University on insects behaviour. I did Masters in Tropical Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
I have been a high school Chemistry teacher in Italy and I graduated in Biological Sciences in my hometown Genova where I also worked for Genova’s Aquarium.