Michele Caldonazzi is a naturalist who, after his high school diploma in classical studies, graduated at the University of Pavia with a thesis on the avifauna of Mount Calisio which represents the first local ornithological atlas created in Italy. After his graduation, he attended an advanced course in “Vertebrate preservation and management in the Apennine area” at the University of Pavia.
He is member of the Board of Directors of the Alpine Ecology Centre and of the Academic Senate at the University of the Third Age and Free Time of the Regional Institute of Social Studies and Research in Trento, Secretary of the University Department of the Tridentine Mountaineers Society. He is also member of the Committee for the Protection of the Mountain Environment of the Tridentine Mountaineers Society and also of Trentino Alto Adige Tridentine Mountaineers Society and Italian Alpine Club Convention. He is currently part of a group of experts of Trentino Fishermen Federation and Steering Committee regular member for the protected areas and glaciers of the Autonomous Province of Trento acting as representative of the fishermen associations.
He mainly deals with fauna research and dissemination of nature knowledge, territorial planning and management with particular attention to protected areas and ecological networks.
He is author and co-author of over a hundred educational and scientific reports and publications. He is co-author of the volume Storia geologica del Trentino (Geological history of Trentino) and has published a book on the Evolutionism history called All’alba di un’idea (The dawn of an idea) by Effigie.