Friday, January 4, 2013

Welcome Irene Figueroa

We have a new lab visitor for the next two months.  Irene Figueroa is a PhD student from the CREAF laboratory ( in Barcelona, Catalonia, under the supervision of Dr. Bernat Claramunt Lopez. She has been studying an introduced population of alpine marmot in the Pyrenees since 2008. Her main scientific interest is centered on the ecological and behavioural flexibility of introduces species, using the alpine marmot as a biological model. Thus, part of her research is focused on the comparison between the introduced population of the Pyrenees and the native of the Alps, and she is also studying the learning process of the offspring alarm calls and the behaviour of marmots using a spatially explicit approach.

Welcome Irene!

A photo of their alpine study site.