Position: Senior Lecturer
Working at: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Work Address: Institute of Applied Science, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), Paola, PLA 9032, Malta
Personal Website: See Mario Balzan’s profile on the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) web page
Research Activities: An agro-environmental biologist and ecologist actively involved in research related to terrestrial ecology and the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functions in rural landscapes. Research carried out investigates the influence of habitat factors, at the local and landscape scale, on plant and arthropod species and functional diversity. During the past years research I have carried out research relating to the use of agrobiodiversity in arable systems for ensuring pollination and natural pest control services.
Fields of Expertise: Agronomy, Conservation, Ecosystem function, Education and Capacity Building, Entomology, Extension services, Farming systems