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Mario Balzan

Mario Balzan's bio


Mario V. Balzan is a biologist and environmental manager, originally from Malta but currently based in Pisa, Italy, where he is reading for a Ph.D. in agroecology. His interests include conservation biology, entomology and odonatology (the study of damselflies and dragonflies), and he has also been actively involved in ecological research targeted at insect conservation, stakeholder involvement as well as the development of sustainable agricultural systems.

During the past years, he has also had several experiences in environmental and science education.

As an educator, and writer, he is interested in communicating scientific concepts and making research about environmental issues available to non-experts, in a way which could be more easily applied in practice.

Other interests include travelling, playing soccer, long walks in the Mediterranean countryside and reading bibliographies of notable scientists.


Eradicating domestic cat populations for wildlife protection on Christmas Island

Posted Mon, 01 Aug 2011 09:43:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Olive orchards a threat to Mediterranean soil

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:18:46 GMT by Mario Balzan

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 13:49:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 11:19:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Whither biodiversity in climatic uncertainty?

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 10:43:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Celebrating biodiversity today - putting conservation into politics

Posted Sun, 22 May 2011 00:00:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Growing demand for honeybees and pollination services in the UK

Posted Sat, 21 May 2011 21:05:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Natural disasters linked to climate change, says UN climate chief

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 21:28:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Is war really good for biodiversity?

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Increasing wild rabbit survival through supplemental food

Posted Sun, 15 May 2011 18:26:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Rock climbing as a threat to cliffs' biological diversity

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 11:16:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Halting biodiversity loss to protect European economies

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 10:03:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Alien invasion of the Antarctic

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:04:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Protecting the rainforests: whose responsibility is it?

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:51:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Nitrite poisoning in milk causes death of three children in China

Posted Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:05:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Why did the dragonfly cross the road?

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:33:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

Promoting Government Transparency in Africa

Posted Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:37:00 GMT by Mario Balzan