PhD in Conservation Biology (University of Barcelona, 2018).
I work as a technician of Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the Biodiversity Conservation Lab in CTFC, particularly dedicated to wildlife conservation and management. I am focused on human-wildlife conflicts, and particularly the interaction between wildlife and human activities in human-dominated landscapes. I try to understand conflict dynamics in order to inform scientific-based management and the policy making process. I am involved in projects of varied nature, such as monitoring threatened species, large carnivore management and conservation, functional role of human activities on ecosystems, or optimizing information structure to assist decision making.
I’ve been involved in research projects on carnivore-wildlife conflicts in Europe and Asia. Also a member of the Iberian Wolf Research Team (www.iwrt.info).
Sazatornil, V., Trouwborst, A., Chapron, G., Rodríguez, A., López-Bao, JV. (2019). Top-down dilution of conservation commitments across regulatory cascades in Europe: An example using breeding site protection for wolves. Biological Conservation, 237: 185-190.
Ahmadi, M., Kaboli, M, Sazatornil, V., López-Bao, JV. (2019) Anthropogenic food resources sustain wolves in conflict scenarios of Western Iran. PLOS ONE 14(6): e0218345.
Llaneza, L., Sazatornil, V. & López-Bao, JV. (2018). The importance of fine‑scale breeding site selection patterns under a landscape‑sharing approach for wolf Conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1491-9
Sazatornil, V., Rodríguez, A., Klaczek, M., Ahmadi, M., et al. (2016). The role of human-related risk in breeding site selection by wolves. Biological Conservation, 201: 103-110
Llaneza, L., García, EJ., Palacios, V., Sazatornil, V., López-Bao, JV (2016). Resting in risky environments: the importance of cover for wolves to cope with exposure risk in human-dominated landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation, 2: 1515-1528.
López-Bao, JV., Sazatornil, V., Llaneza, L. Rodriguez, A. (2013). Indirect effects on heathland conservation and wolf persistence of contradictory policies that threaten traditional free-ranging horse husbandry. Conservation Letters, 6 (6): 448-455.