The staff of the Laboratory include the Director (Barbara de Mori), the Scientific Advisor (Simona Normando), and Associates both from Padua University and from other institutions.

Scientific board

  • Barbara de Mori
  • Dietelmo Pievani
  • Pierfrancesco Biasetti - Moral philosopher, Assistant Research in Conservation Ethics (Leibniz Institute)
  • Greg Vogt - Conservationist, specialist in elephant's welfare
  • Bernard Rollin - in memory of


  • Francesco Andreucci, veterinarian, expert in risk assessment
  • Massimo Facchinetti, lawyer, expert in biotechnologies and patents
  • Daniela Florio, veterinarian, specialist in aquariology
  • Ilaria Pollastri, degree in Evolution of Animal and Human Behaviour, PhD scholar in Conservation Ethics
  • Maria Michela Spiriti, biologist, expert in molecular biology, PhD scholar in Conservation Ethics
  • Elena Mercugliano, degree in Biodiversity and Biological Evolution, PhD scholar in Conservatio Ethics
  • Giulia Ghinassi, Social Media Menager/Content creator
  • Adriana Cerizza, Integrated wildlife conservation course's tutor and Field Research Assistant