Graduation Thesis

In Le Cornelle faunal park it is possibile to carry out graduation thesis and internships.
For any information, the interested students and researchers can contact the Research area supervisors.

For the Natural Science and Biology class:
Dr. Roberta Castiglioni PhD.
3386326237
darwin@lecornelle.it

For the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Upbringing class:
Dott. Davide Guadagnini
035527422
guadagnini@lecornelle.it

For information about internships:
info@lecornelle.it
We are following list all the thesis released until now:

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
Università degli studi di Milano
FACOLTÀ DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE
Corso di Laurea Triennale in Scienze Naturali
TESI DI LAUREA: Ibis sacro (Threskiornis aethiopicus, Latham, 1790) e parrocchetto monaco (Myiopsitta monachus, Boddaert, 1783) ecoetologia di due specie alloctone in territorio bergamasco
Candidato: Claudia Maccechini
Relatore: Prof. Gentile Francesco Ficetola
Correlatrici: Dott.ssa Roberta Castiglioni
Dott.ssa Cristina Azzola

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
SCUOLA DI SCIENZE
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Dipartimento Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali-BIGEA
GRADUATION THESIS: Studio della genetica del locus albino in una popolazione di Macropus rufogriseus (Mammalia, Metatheria)
Candidate: Vanni Loparco
Mentor: Prof. Luca Fontanesi
Assistant Supervisor: Dott.Valerio Joe Utzeri

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
University of Milan
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Corso di Laurea in Allevamento e Benessere Animale
GRADUATION THESIS: Osservazioni sugli effetti dell’introduzione di arricchimenti ambientali in Phoca vitulina presso il Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Candidate: Giulia Stornante
Mentor: Prof.ssa Silvana Mattiello

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
University of Milan
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Corso di Laurea triennale in Allevamento e Benessere Animale
GRADUATION THESIS: Studio sulla gestione e sul training di una coppia di esemplari di Ailurus fulgens presso il Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Candidate: Eleonora Sepich
Mentor: Prof.ssa Silvana Mattiello
Assistant Supervisor: Dott. Davide Guadagnini

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
University of Milan
Department of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATION THESIS: Analisi del comportamento di gioco con oggetti in un programma di arricchimento ambientale per grandi felini al Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Candidate: Marta Toschi
Mentor: Dott.ssa Federica Pirrone
Assistant Supervisor: Dott. Rainer Schneider

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

Università degli studi di Pavia
Dipartimento di Scienze della terra e dell’ambiente
Corso di studio: Scienze e tecnologie per la natura
GRADUATION THESIS: Studio ecologico di una popolazione di parrocchetto monaco (Myiopsitta monachus, Boddaert, 1783) in provincia di Bergamo
Candidate: Chiara Zambetti
Mentor: Prof. Mauro Fasola
Assistant Supervisor: Dott.ssa Roberta Castiglioni
Dott.ssa Cristina Azzola

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
Università degli studi di Genova
FACOLTÀ DI SCIENZE MM. FF. NN.
Corso di Laurea in Scienze Biologiche
GRADUATION THESIS: Effetto di vari tipi di arricchimento ambientale su Panthera tigris in cattività
Candidate: Valentina Balsamo
Mentor: Prof. Roberto Pronzato
Prof. Loris Galli
Tutor esterno: Dott.ssa Eleonora Bonacina

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
Università degli studi di Milano
FACOLTÀ DI SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE
Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Biodiversità ed Evoluzione Biologica
GRADUATION THESIS: Ecologia riproduttiva dell’ibis sacro Threskiornis aethiopicus (Latham, 1790) in provincia di Bergamo
Candidate: Giorgia Mazza
Mentor: Prof. Diego Rubolini
Assistant Supervisor: Dott.ssa Roberta Castiglioni

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Corso di Laurea triennale in Allevamento e Benessere Animale
GRADUATION THESIS: Osservazioni sul comportamento di Oryx dammah in un parco faunistico in seguito a trattamento anticoncezionale
Candidate: Gabriela Negri
Mentor: Prof.ssa Silvana Mattiello

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
University of Milan
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Corso di Laurea Triennale in Scienze Naturali
GRADUATION THESIS: Problem solving e comportamenti innovativi in esemplari di iena striata (Hyaena hyaena, Linnaeus, 1758) in cattività
Candidate: Alessandro Alvaro
Mentor: Prof. Giorgio Scarì
Assistant Supervisor: Dott. Davide Guadagnini

ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria
Corso di Laurea triennale in Allevamento e Benessere Animale
GRADUATION THESIS: Osservazioni sulla gestione di Phoca vitulina e Spheniscus humboldti presso il Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Candidate: Sara Rafaniello
Mentor: Dott. Guido Grilli

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie per la Salute, la Produzione
Animale e per la Sicurezza Alimentare – VESPA
Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie e Sanità Pubblica
Corso di Laurea in Medicina Veterinaria
TESI DI LAUREA: Clicker training e condizionamento operante
finalizzato alla collaborazione nel corso delle pratiche veterinarie
in un esemplare di elefante asiatico (Elephas maximus) ospite
del Parco Faunistico “Le Cornelle”
Candidate: Alice Salvioni
Mentor: Prof.ssa Federica Pirrone
Assistant Supervisor: Dott. Rainer Schneider
Dott.ssa Daniela Cardillo

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
University of Milan-Bicocca
FACULTY OF ECONOMY
Corso di Laurea in Marketing e Mercati Globali
GRADUATION THESIS: Imprese dell’entertainment e customer experience: il caso del
Parco Faunistico “Le Cornelle”
Candidate: Martina Vercellone
Mentor: Prof.ssa Elisa Rancati
Assistant Supervisor: Prof.ssa Federica Codignola

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
University of Milan-Bicocca
FACULTY OF ECONOMY
Corso di Laurea in Marketing e Mercati Globali
GRADUATION THESIS: La soddisfazione dei visitatori dei parchi faunistici: il caso “Le Cornelle”
Candidate: Valentina Panzeri
Mentor: Prof.ssa Elisa Rancati
Assistant Supervisor: Prof.ssa Federica Codignola

ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014
University of Milan
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor in Natural Science
GRADUATION THESIS: Ecology and riproduction of the African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, Latham, 1970) and monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus, Boddaert, 1783), two species in the district of Bergamo
Candidate: Cristina Azzola
Mentor: prof. Roberta Pennati
Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Roberta Castiglioni PhD.
Dr. Carlo Biancardi PhD.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
University of Milan
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor in Natural Science
GRADUATION THESIS: Study of a population of monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus, Boddaert, 1783) in the district of Bergamo
Candidate: Federico Capelli
Mentor: prof. Marco Ferraguti
Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Roberta Castiglioni PhD.
Dr. Carlo Biancardi PhD.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
University of Milan
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Bachelor in Natural Science
GRADUATION THESIS: Study of a population of African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, Latham, 1970 in the district of Bergamo
Candidate: Sara Vergallo
Mentor: prof. Marco Ferraguti
Assistan Supervisor: Dr. Roberta Castiglioni PhD.
Dr. Carlo Biancardi PhD.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014
“La Sapienza” University of Rome
FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
GRADUATION THESIS: Preservation status of wild ungulates in the main zoological gardens in
Candidate: Falleni Paola
Mentor: prof. Fanfani Alberto
Assistant Supervisor Dr. Gippoliti Spartaco PhD.
Member IUCN/SCC Primate Specialist Group
Member Scientific Board CITES

University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary Medicine Class
Animal Disease and Public Veterinary Health Institute Department
Biochemistry and Physiology Area
GRADUATION THESIS: Giraffa camelopardalis: a study of the mother-son relationship and social dynamics among conspecifics within a herd hosted into Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Candidate: Francesca Parisi
Mentor: prof. Federica Pirrone
Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Rainer Schneider PhD.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010

University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary Medicine Class
Animal Disease and Public Veterinary Health Institute Department
Biochemistry and Physiology Area
GRADUATION THESIS: Analysis of the behavioral reaction of Asian elephants (elephas maximus) hosted in a zoo, to the training based on conditioning operating veterinary purposes in different executive conditions
Candidate: Tommaso Formenti
Mentor: prof. Federica Pirrone

ACADEMIC YEAR 2010/2011
University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary Medicine Class
GRADUATION THESIS: Investigation of the situation of big felines in captivity in Italy: administrative and preservation aspects
Candidate: Sonia Memmi
Mentor: prof.ssa Silvana Mattiello
Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Nicola Melillo PhD.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2005/2006

University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Animal wellbeing and upbringing class
GRADUATION THESIS: Parasitological monitoring of animal species hosted in Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Candidate: Valentina Crippa
Mentor: prof. Giorgio Traldi

ACADEMIC YEAR 2005/2006

University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary Medicine Class
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
Obstetric clinic and veterinary gynecology area
GRADUATION THESIS: determination of fecal steroids aimed to the monitoring of the ovarian activity in two examples of female cheetahs (acinonyx jubatus) kept in captivity
Candidate: Valentina Vernocchi
Mentor: prof. Gaia Cecilia Luvoni

ACADEMIC YEAR 2008/2009

FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Animal wellbeing and upbringing class
Itinerary of theoretical-practical education about the management, upbringing, reproduction and care of exotic animals in Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Trainee: Roberto Robbiati
University tutor: professor Guido Grilli
Company tutor: Dr. Davide Guadagnini

University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Animal wellbeing and upbringing class
GRADUATION THESIS: Upbringing and reproduction of the African grey parrot (psittacus erithacus)
Candidate: Roberto Robbiati
Mentor: prof.ssa Silvia Cerolini
Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Stefano Paolo Marelli PhD.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010

University of Milan
Doctorate in Naturalistic and Environmental Sciences
Bioacustic and fuctional analysis of the vocal range learnt and genetic of the
Poicephalus African parrots
Candidate: Vincenzo Venuto
Mentor: prof. Renato Massa
Coordinator of the doctorate: prof. Fiorenza De Bernardi

ACADEMIC YEAR 1999/2000
Project submitted by the zootechnical institute of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, in cooperation with Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Analysis of the effect of elements of environmental enrichment in the siamang (hylobates syndactylus)

University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary Medicine Class
Animal Disease and Public Veterinary Health Institute Department
General patology and parasitology Area
GRADUATION THESIS: Parasitologic analysis in reptiles introduced in Italy
Candidate: Marco Pastori
Mentor: prof. Giorgio Traldi

ACADEMIC YEAR 2007/2008
University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary Medicine Class
Veterinary Sciences and Technologies for Nutrition Safety Department

GRADUATION THESIS: anatomic study about the digestive system of a cheetah kept in captivity
Candidate: Valentina Carollo
Mentor: prof. Cinzia Domeneghini
Assistant Supervisor: Dr. Francesca Vitari PhD.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2007/2008
University of Milan
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Animal wellbeing and upbringing class, zoo technical institute
Giraffe management in a faunal park and weaning of a baby giraffe
Mentor: prof.ssa Silvana Mattiello