Luca Santini is a researcher at the Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems, National Research Council, Montelibretti, Italy. He started his career researching the behavioural ecology of lemurs in Madagascar. He received his PhD in 2015 from Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on the use of animal dispersal estimates in large-scale conservation analyses. During his years of post-doctoral research in Italy, France and the Netherlands, he further broadened his research into macroecology. His current research primarily focuses on macroecology, conservation biogeography and global change biology, with a particular interest on species traits and their covariation across species, species distribution and abundance patterns, and the effect of anthropogenic impacts on natural patterns. Most of his research aims at better integrating macroecological knowledge and methods into large-scale conservation assessments and monitoring. More information is provided at www.lucasantini.com.