Emanuele Farris

Emanuele Farris graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Pavia (Italy) in 1997, presenting a dissertation on the population biology of the Greater Flamingo carried out at the Station Biologique de La Tour du Valat (Arles – France). He had a master on Environ- mental Hygiene at the University of Cagliari (Italy), a master on Vegetation Science at the University of Ancona (Italy) and finally a PhD on the Analysis and Monitoring of Natural Ecosystems at the University of Sassari (Italy) in 2003. He is a researcher in Botany at the University of Sassari since 2008. His main research interest lies in the ecology of plant com- munities and populations, particularly focusing on micro-scale processes and plant-plant and plant-animal interactions. Applications of his research are mainly in the field of the conservation biology of plants within the framework of the EU Habitat Directive.