Francesca is an ecological modeller using citizen science data to understand patterns of biodiversity change. She uses statistical models to derive trends in species distribution from biological records data and investigate the impacts of environmental change. Francesca is also a NERC Knowledge Exchange fellow, working with partners in conservation NGOS, government agencies and Environmental Records Centres to make quantitative methods for producing biodiversity assessments available to a non-technical audience .
Francesca's training is in quantitative ecology but she has an interest in interdisciplinary conservation and some experience in qualitative and semi-quantitative methods such as surveys and interviews. Francesca believes science should be transparent and accessible to all and therefore she uses open source tools and reproducible workflows (see her GitHub profile).
Web tools and apps
Cooke Rob et al. , (2023), Protected areas support more species than unprotected areas in Great Britain, but lose them equally rapidly. Biological Conservation, 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109884
Greenop Arran et al. , (2021), Patterns of invertebrate functional diversity highlight the vulnerability of ecosystem services over a 45-year period. Current Biology, 31, 4627-4634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.080
Mancini F. et al. , (2020), Detecting landscape scale consequences of insecticide use on invertebrate communities. Advances in Ecological Research, 63, 93-126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2020.07.001