Andreas is an evolutionary biologist, that graduate working on a completely different field: physical anthropology, however, the passion for birds brought him volunteering first and then working for LIPU (Italian Birdlife), and thanks to this, he decided to purse a bird-centred academic career.
Currently a PhD student at University of South Bohemia, his main research revolves around coloration patterns in shorebirds, from the evolution of dichromatism to their camouflage, aiming to disentangle the evolutionary forces that created the current plumage diversity observed in our beloved shorebirds.

He’s also occupied in research and conservation of the Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in his home region, as a member of the tuscanian ornithological center (COT), where he’s carrying out experiment on nest visibility by predators.