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Tenan Simone

Tenan Simone

Laurea cum laude in Natural Sciences (2007), University of Padua
PhD in Ecology (2013), University of Pavia

Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), Arsenale, Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venezia, Italia

Phone +39 041 2407938


Population ecology, population dynamics and animal demography, conservation biology.


I use ecological theory and mechanistic models to understand population responses to perturbations, and to improve our ability to predict population- and community-level responses for biodiversity conservation.


Tenan, S., Tavecchia, G., Oro D., Pradel, R. (2019). Assessing the effect of density on population growth when modeling individual encounter data. Ecology, 100(3): e02595. doi:10.1002/ecy.2595.

Genovart, M., Oro, D., Tenan, S. (2018). Immature survival, fertility, and density dependence drive global population dynamics in a long-lived species. Ecology, 99: 2823–2832. doi:10.1002/ecy.2515.

Tenan, S., Pedrini, P., Bragalanti, N., Groff, C., Sutherland, C. (2017). Data integration for inference about spatial processes: A model-based approach to test and account for data inconsistency. PloS ONE, 12(10): e0185588. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0185588

Tenan, S., Fasola, M., Volponi, S., Tavecchia, G. (2017). Conspecific and not performance‐based attraction on immigrants drives colony growth in a waterbird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86: 1074–1081. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12690.

Tenan S., Brambilla M., Pedrini P., Sutherland C. (2017) Quantifying spatial variation in the size and structure of ecologically stratified communities. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8: 976–984. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12719.

Sutherland C., Brambilla M., Pedrini P., Tenan S. (2016) A multi-region community model for inference about geographic variation in species richness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7: 783–791. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12536.

Tenan S., Iemma A., Bragalanti N., Pedrini P., De Barba M., Randi E., Groff C., Genovart M. (2016) Evaluating mortality rates with a novel integrated framework for nonmonogamous species. Conservation Biology, 30: 1307–1319. doi:10.1111/cobi.12736.

Tenan S., O’Hara R.B., Hendriks I., Tavecchia G. (2014) Bayesian model selection: The steepest mountain to climb. Ecological Modelling, 283: 62–69. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.03.017

F1000 Prime ‘Recommended’ paper

Tenan S., Pradel R., Tavecchia G., Igual J.M., Sanz-Aguilar A., Genovart M., Oro D. (2014) Hierarchical modelling of population growth rate from individual capture-recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5: 606–614. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12194

Tenan S., Adrover J., Muñoz Navarro A., Sergio F., Tavecchia G. (2012) DemographicConsequences of Poison-Related Mortality in a Threatened Bird of Prey. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49187. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049187

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