About me

Welcome to my website!

I am a 27-year-old Animal Biology and Biodiversity Conservation graduate from Padova, Italy.

I am very passionate about the natural world, and particularly of herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians). In October 2016 I started my PhD at the University of Sydney in the Whittington-Thompson Lab, on the conservation of turtles living in the Murray River. My PhD has taken me from Sydney to the South of NSW to beautiful wetlands in South Australia, working on a range of different projects.

Other than running around chasing turtles and data, I particularly enjoy taking photos of landscapes and wildlife (most recently, nudibranchs!), scuba diving and hiking. Coffee runs through my veins, and travelling is my life.

This website contains a bit of everything. Some travel stories of a few years back, some photos, and some updates on my past and present research work. Basically, a snapshot of who I am. I hope you enjoy it!

Check out my most recent blog posts, or my tweets @claudia_santori!

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