My name is Dr. Alessandro Filazzola, but most people call me Alex. I am a community ecologist and data scientist interested in extremes in ecology. In simpler terms: I study why we find living things beside each other and how this might change over time or space. I am especially interested in how these living things manage when it is not normal outside. I do this by going outside into the field and using computers. I love what I do and hope to keep the outside as “normal” as possible.

This is my Up-Goer challenge to describe my research using the Ten Hundred of the most common words in the English language. For a jargon filled description of what I do, see here