Dr. Daniella Rabaiotti
- 2019-present: Postdoctoral researcher, Hot Dogs project
- 2015-2019: PhD Environmental Science. UCL and ZSL. The impact of climate change on a tropical carnivore: from individual to species
- 2012-2013: MRes Biodiversity and Conservation University of Leeds
- 2009-2012: BSC Zoology University of Bristol
My research interests include quantitative ecology, population ecology, behavioural ecology and movement ecology, and linking them to applied conservation science.
My research focuses on climate change impacts on species behaviour and population dynamics, with a particular focus to date on the African wild dog. My PhD used long term data to build a mechanistic, individual based population model of African wild dogs under future climate change scenarios. In my current research position I am using accelerometry data to measure energy intake and expenditure in the species, with a view to investigating how temperature impacts energy budgets in the species. I am building an energy budget model for the species building on work I did on the population model of the species during my PhD.
Prior to my PhD I worked on bats (in Africa and the UK) and foxes.
I am also a science communicator and New York Times best-selling author. I have undertaken a number of policy placements, including the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology and the Royal Society.
Most recent publication list is available on Google Scholar.
Rabaiotti, D. and Woodroffe, R., 2019. Coping with climate change: limited behavioral responses to hot weather in a tropical carnivore. Oecologia, 189(3), pp.587-599.
Woodroffe, R., O'Neill, H.M. and Rabaiotti, D., 2020. Within‐and between‐group dynamics in an obligate cooperative breeder. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(2), pp.530-540.
Woodroffe, R., Rabaiotti, D., Ngatia, D.K., Smallwood, T.R., Strebel, S. and O'Neill, H.M., 2020. Dispersal behaviour of African wild dogs in Kenya. African Journal of Ecology, 58(1), pp.46-57.
Caravaggi, A., Burton, A.C., Clark, D.A., Fisher, J.T., Grass, A., Green, S., Hobaiter, C., Hofmeester, T.R., Kalan, A.K., Rabaiotti, D. and Rivet, D., 2020. A review of factors to consider when using camera traps to study animal behavior to inform wildlife ecology and conservation. Conservation Science and Practice, 2(8), p.e239.
Does It Fart? The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence (2017) Hachette
True Or Poo? The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods (2018) Hachette
Believe It Or Snot: The Definitive Field Guide to Earth's Slimy Creatures (2019) Hachette
Does It Fart? A Kid's Guide to the Gas Animals Pass (2019) LBYR
True Or Poo? The Ultimate Guide to Animal Facts and Fibs (2020) LBYR