I am an applied ecologist interested in exploring the ecological determinants governing small mammal populations and communities and the implications on diseases' incidence and circulation. With a special focus on boreal and alpine habitats, I look into the effects of climate, environmental and global change on small mammals' population demography and community composition, which in turn affect the host-parasite/vector-pathogen systems. I gained a PhD degree at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences with a thesis titled "Small mammals in a changing world: distributional, demographic and behavioral responses to environmental heterogeneity with implications for host-parasite-pathogen relationships". I am also the coordinator and data curator of the bottom-up research initiative EUROSMALLMAMMALS, whose aim is to study the ecology of small mammals across the European latitudinal gradient. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Fondazione Edmund Mach working on the effect of wildlife biodiversity, intended of small, meso and large vertebrates, on the hosts-vectors-pathogens dynamics.
1. Habitat Suitability Models, for ecological study of the alpine marmot in the central Italian Alps 
Galluzzi, M., Armanini, M., Ferrari, G., Zibordi, F., Scaravelli, D., Chirici, G., Nocentini S., & Mustoni, A., 2017. Ecological Informatics, 37, 10 -17.
2. Footprint tunnels are effective for detecting dormouse species 
Melcore, I., Ferrari, G., & Bertolino, S., Mammal review, 50(3), 226-230.
3. First Record of Hepatozoon spp. in Alpine Wild Rodents: Implications and Perspectives for Transmission Dynamics across the Food Web 
Ferrari, G., Girardi, M., Cagnacci, F., Devineau, O., & Tagliapietra, V. Microorganisms, 10(4), 712.
4. Food resources drive rodent population demography mediated by seasonality and inter-specific competition 
Ferrari G., Devineau O., Tagliapietra V., Johnsen K., Ossi F., Cagnacci F. bioRxiv