Yearly Archives: 2016

Guadalupe Peralta is in New Zealand collaborating with Daniel Stouffer’s group

Taking advantage of the great flexibility of CONICET’s post-doctoral fellowships, Lupe is spending several months in New Zealand collaborating with Daniel Stouffer and his group at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. She will continue with her work on dynamic models

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Hugo Marrero will become a CONICET Assistant Researcher

We heard last week that Hugo’s application to become an Assistant CONICET Researcher has been approved. He will be working at the Center for Natural Renewable Resources of the Semi-Arid Zone (CERZOS), in Bahía Blanca, in the south of Buenos

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Thesis submission time in the lab

One undergraduate and three doctoral theses by lab members have just been submitted for evaluation. Juan Manuel Drack turned in his undergraduate thesis, a study of the effects of cement dust produced by a cement factory on the morphology of a

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Diego is off to a sabbatical in Germany

I will be spending a sabbatical year (ten months, actually) at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), at the University of Freiburg, in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. I will be there thanks to the generosity of my home institutions, CONICET

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Nati will spend three months in a research center in the USA

Natalia Schroeder will spend three months at the Forestry and Range Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest Research Station of the Forest Service in La Grande, Oregon, USA. She will be collaborating with Michael Wisdom, Mary Rowland and Ryan Nielson in her ongoing research on spacial

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Second annual group retreat in Ñacuñán

We are back from our second annual group retreat, held at the Biological Station of Ñacuñán Biosphere Reserve. Following the success of our first retreat last year, we decided to establish the group retreat as a yearly activity. The idea is to have

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Flower diversity and the reproduction of solitary bees

Post contributed by Jimena Dorado A paper evaluating whether diverse flower communities favor pollinator reproduction just came out in PeerJ. This paper came out from my PhD thesis, in which I was mentored by Diego Vázquez. We had previously found that diverse

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Grazing and the demography of a desert tree

Post contributed by Valeria Aschero I have recently published a paper in Forest Ecology & Management aimed at studying how ungulates influence plant demography and population growth in different consecutive phases of their life cycle. For my PhD thesis (defended in 2011) I wanted to

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Welcome sabbatical visitors Gretchen LeBuhn and Mark Reynolds

Gretchen LeBuhn, a Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University, and Mark Reynolds, a staff scientist with The Nature Conservancy, will be in our lab spending several months of their sabbatical. Gretchen is interested in plant evolutionary ecology and pollinator conservation. Mark

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