• The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 481 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
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Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Life Sciences, PhD, Humboldt University of Berlin

Ecological Biology, M.Sc., University of Rome La Sapienza

Biological Sciences, B.Sc., University of Rome La Sapienza

Natural Sciences, B.Sc., University of Rome La Sapienza

Management, Access and Conservation of Species in Trade, M.Sc., International University of Andalucía

External positions

Postdoc, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017

PhD Fellow, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

1 Sep 201331 Dec 2016

Research Scholar, New York University

1 Jan 201130 Jun 2013


  • Animal behaviour
  • Personality
  • Behavioural plasticity
  • Life history theory
  • Adaptation
  • Invasive species
  • Robotics

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Robotics Medicine & Life Sciences
Fish Chemical Compounds
Fishes Medicine & Life Sciences
Zebrafish Medicine & Life Sciences
Cyprinodontiformes Medicine & Life Sciences
Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Color Medicine & Life Sciences
Animal Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 481 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 5 Conference paper
2 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioural and life-history responses of mosquitofish to biologically inspired and interactive robotic predators

Polverino, G., Karakaya, M., Spinello, C., Soman, V. R. & Porfiri, M., 11 Sep 2019, In : Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 16, 158, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Introduced Species
Information analysis

Individual plasticity in alternative reproductive tactics declines with social experience in male guppies

Polverino, G., Palmas, B. M., Evans, J. P. & Gasparini, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : Animal Behaviour. 148, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poecilia reticulata
animal behavior
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Poecilia reticulata
sperm competition
sexual selection
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Gambusia holbrooki
life history
1 Citation (Scopus)

Comparison of live stimuli and 3D printed replicas: preference tests for zebrafish

Ruberto, T., Polverino, G. & Porfiri, M., 2017, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017. Knez, M., Lakhtakia, A. & Martin-Palma, R. J. (eds.). USA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 10162. 6 p. 101620N. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10162).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Projects 2018 2021

Press / Media