Chair, Te Pūnaha Matatini Whānau
Giorgia is an Italian PhD student at the University of Canterbury, where she is studying the effects of individual heterogeneity on emergent population characteristics. The main goal of her research is to investigate the role of animals’ different “personalities” in the dynamics of their population, using stochastic, individual-based models. Before coming to New Zealand, she studied Bioinformatics and Modelling at the French engineering school “INSA Lyon”. Giorgia has always enjoyed creating models of complex systems and using them to try and explain reality, which is why she is really excited to be part of the Te Pūnaha Matatini team.