Marco Ferrante, PhD

My research experience includes the study of predation by the sentinel prey method (PhD research topic, supervised by Gabor Lövei, Aarhus University, Denmark) that also involved collaboration with four European research partners as well as Argentina (INTA Manfredi, with Eduardo Trumper & Ezequiel González).


After completing my PhD, I was first employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University (working with Gabor Lövei), and then I had a postdoctoral research project in Israel (working with Yael Lubin and Michal Segoli).

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores, Portugal (group leader Paulo Borges) studying the quantification of various ecosystem services and disservices in several habitats.

You can download my PhD thesis: "Using artificial sentinel prey to quantify predation intensity under field conditions".



  • Community ecology of terrestrial arthropods

  • Predator behaviour and prey defences

  • Ecosystem services & disservices

  • Sustainable agriculture

  • Urban ecology

  • Desert ecology

  • Impacts of anthropogenic activities

  • Ethics of conserving and valuing nature


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