Student and Fellow Profiles

 

 

Federico Riva

From: Salussola (BI), Italy

 

Program: PhD

 

Department: Renewable Resources

 

Supervisor: Dr Scott Nielsen

 

Start Date: January 1, 2015

 

Email: friva@ualberta.ca

 

Research

My project aims to assess the effects of forest fragmentation and reclamation/restoration responses using butterflies as a focal group.

 

Previous Degrees

MSc (Environmental Biology cum laude), University of Turin, 2013

Thesis: Structure of acoustical emissions in lycenid-ants interaction

BSc (Natural Sciences), University of Turin, 2011

Thesis: Preliminary analysis on the effect of ski pistes on cenosis of Lepidoptera Rhopalocera of Val d’Aosta

 

Publications

Riva, F, F Barbero, S Bonelli, E Balletto and LP Casacci. 2016. The acoustic repertoire of lycaenid butterfly larvae. Bioacoustics: The International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording. In press.

 

Presentations

Riva F, JH Acorn and SE Nielsen. 2016. Butterfly responses to fragmentation associated with in-situ oil sands developments in northern Alberta boreal forests. XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, Florida, USA. September 30, 2016.

Riva F, JH Acorn and SE Nielsen. 2016. Butterfly responses to in situ oil sands in a northern Alberta boreal forest. R.E. Peter Biology Conference. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 2, 2016.

Riva, F, F Barbero, S Bonelli, E Balletto, LP Casacci. 2014. Evolutionary aspects of Lycaenid acoustic emissions. 7th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies. Turku, Finland. August 11, 2014.

 

Awards

“Master dei talenti Neolaureati” 2014 - Zion National Park (Utah, USA) position

 

Professional Affiliations
Gold Key International Honour Society
The Lepidopterists' Society

 

Other Interests

Beside my interests in the field of environmental sciences, I am curious about animal behaviour and I like to explore ethology, psychology and philosophy. As far as I can remember I've always loved animals and, to take a breather, I love sports, music and art.  

 

 

 

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