Lucía Mentesana

Lucía Mentesana

IMPRS Doktorand*in

Forschungsinteressen

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.  

Vita

September 2014 – today, IMPRS doctorate student, MPI for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany

December 2012, 7-year degree in Biology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organisationseinheit (Abteilung, Gruppe, Einrichtung):

  • Forschungsgruppe Hau
  • MPI für Ornithologie Seewiesen
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