Massimiliano Tini defended his doctoral thesis at Roma Tre University on the 15th of February, with a research developed in the framework of the MIPP project and entitled “Ecology of the stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) in a relict lowland forest”. Good job Massimiliano!
On 24th and 25th January staff of the project MIPP participated at the general assembly of the Europen Citizen Science Association (ECSA) in Vienna. This meeting was an important opportunity to meet and share with other citizen science projects. A particular topic that was discussed in detail was how to validate the species records sent by citizens, crucial for the quality of the data.
The staff of the MIPP project, together with the artist Matthew Saccomani from K-study, have developed five new cartoons that will be used to communicate topics on conservation and monitoring of dead wood-beetles to the public. These are the last of a total of 36 cartoons which have been produced under the title “Fiuto per la Biodiversità”.