Fabio Berzaghi

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, LSCE - IPSL - CEA
  • LSCE - IPSL - CEA
  • France

About Fabio Berzaghi

I study how animal-plant interactions shape ecosystems, and the influence of these interactions on climate. I work across disciplines such as ecology, zoology, and environmental sciences and am particularly interested in large terrestrial herbivores. I use eco-physiological models, field and remote sensing data to examine animals-plants-atmosphere connections across time and space, and the implications for ecosystem services, conservation, and policy

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Biogeochemistry Climate-change ecology Ecological modelling Ecosystem ecology Ecosystem services Forest ecology Macroecology Palaeoecology Tropical ecology

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Recent Comments

Feb 09, 2021

Funny and fascinating story! Do you know how much an ostrich eats per day? And in the wild are they mostly herbivores with some carnivory?

Nov 17, 2020
Replying to Fabio Berzaghi

Yes this is sad news, there are less and less people who are qualified to be museum curators, so I wonder if the long-term plan of museums is to get rid of curators. PhD on Natural History are almost non-existent because of the funding issue you mentioned.

I see, I was being slightly sarcastic but I see that's already happening! I love natural history museums so I hope they live on :-). Nice post by the way and good luck with your research!

Nov 17, 2020

Yes this is sad news, there are less and less people who are qualified to be museum curators, so I wonder if the long-term plan of museums is to get rid of curators. PhD on Natural History are almost non-existent because of the funding issue you mentioned.

Nov 15, 2020

It's really disappointing that science is not really unbiased on so many levels, I always try to avoid reading the institutions until after I read the paper not to bias myself. Most people also write and communicate not in their native tongue and that's also a limitation. But it's nice to see that a paper can help break some of this stigma!

Sep 22, 2020

Nice work! It seems that many species in the Cercopithecidae are forgeut digesters, so I wouldn't be surprised if they ruminate, but it's definitely interesting to see this confirmed as we think of ruminants mostly in ungulates. Just a quick look it seems that larger primates are foregut digesters, with gorilla being an exception.

Feb 19, 2020
Replying to Fabio Berzaghi

Interesting work! Did you look at the net energy content of the different type of browse throughout the year, or for example young vs mature leaves? It is true that browse height is important but also fiber and lignin content are important factors. I am curious to know if the individuals who had a wider choice of food were selective or bulk feeders.

Thanks for the reply, I am doing some work on the energetic content and digestibility of plants and crops, so I look forward to seeing your results in terms of the effects of energy rich vegetables, keep me in the loop.

Feb 11, 2020

Interesting work! Did you look at the net energy content of the different type of browse throughout the year, or for example young vs mature leaves? It is true that browse height is important but also fiber and lignin content are important factors. I am curious to know if the individuals who had a wider choice of food were selective or bulk feeders.

Nov 26, 2019

Interesting work! Do you know why fossils are less likely to be preserved in the dry regions of Australia compared to other parts of the world? From my knowledge most fossils come from very dry places, so the middle of the Australian continent seems to be a good place for the preservation of fossils.