Variation in environmental factors is particularly important for natural populations since it can have both direct and indirect (i.e., through maternal effects) impacts on individuals, thus affecting their fitness. I am interested in understanding how individuals cope with environmental changes by studying the interaction of glucocorticoids, oxidative stress and telomere dynamics in a wild population of great tits (Parus major). I use both observational and experimental methods to determine how environmental conditions affect the mother’s physiology, and how this condition affect offspring phenotype.
September 2014 – today, IMPRS doctorate student, MPI for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany
December 2012, 7-year degree in Biology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina