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Congratulations Micaela Santos for defending her Ph.D. thesis!

Micaela Santos successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis through videoconference. She studied the consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant-insect herbivore-parasitoid food webs in a dryland landscape. Her research allows understanding how habitat connectivity and area influence interaction diversity and

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María Pascual Tudanca defended her thesis on the impacts of honeybees on native plants

This morning María defended her undergraduate (licenciatura) thesis at the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the National University of Cuyo. María studied the impacts of managed honeybees on pollination and plant reproduction of two native shrubs, Larrea divaricata

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Landscape connectivity explains interaction network patterns at multiple scales

Recently I published a paper assessing the extent to which fragment connectivity and area explain patterns in interaction structure among four herbivore insect guilds and their host plants. We studied natural communities in habitat fragments surrounded by vineyards in Valle

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Successful fellowship applications for three current and future lab members

We have recently heard excellent news regarding applications for research fellowships. María Pascual Tudanca was awarded a CIN fellowship from the National Interuniversity Council of Argentina to conduct research with our group to finish her undergraduate studies at the National

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Benjamin Schwarz is visiting from Freiburg

Benjamin Schwarz, a doctoral student from the University of Freiburg, will be working with us until March 2019. During his Ph.D. research he is stuying the daily and seasonal dynamics of ecological interaction networks under the mentorship of Jochen Fründ,

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Mica is in Helsinki for a stay with Tomas Roslin’s group

Micaela Santos is in Finland to spend four months with Tomas Roslin and his group at the University of Helsinki. She will be collaborating with Tomas in the analysis of her doctoral thesis data on plant-insect herbivore-parasitoid food webs in

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Back from workshop on temporal mutualistic networks

I just came back from the workshop Adding the temporal scale to plant-animal mutualistic networks, which I organized with Tiffany Knight. The attendees included colleagues from Germany, the USA, China and Argentina (see group photo below). Our goal was to start work

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Three new doctors in the group!

Recently, Belén, Ana and Nydia have successfully defended their doctoral theses. Congratulations to the trio! Belén Maldonado studied the ecological functions of dung beetles in an aridity gradient in the Monte desert. With a series of observational and experimental studies, she

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Juan Manuel Drack defended his thesis on cement pollution and cactus morphology

Last Monday, 13 March, 2017, Juan defended his undergraduate thesis on the morphological response of a cactus to cement dust pollution. The thesis examiners agreed in that Juan had done a great job in this project, producing interesting results that

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Jimena Dorado visited Germany to attend a workshop

Jimena was recently in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, attending a workshop on trap-nest food webs (host-parasite interaction networks involving wood-nesting hymenopterans). The workshop, organized by Jochen Fründ, Alex Klein and Teja Tscharnkte, involved colleagues from Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the US and Argentina.

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