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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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Exotic plants and pollination niche overlap in an agroecosystem

Post contributed by Hugo Marrero A paper on the influence of exotic plants on the pollination niche overlap among plants in an agroecosystem was just published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. The study, which is part of my PhD thesis,

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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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