Tropical Beach

WHO AM I?

I am a tropical biologist. I grew up in Costa Rica where the tropical forest is 20 minutes away from the University. From very early on I started working with bats and never left them : ) 
The main focus of my research is to understand how natural process (migration, roost selection, etc.) and landscape changes affect the bat-pathogen balance. I am a firm believer in interdisciplinary work and during my academic journey I have collaborated with MDs, MVs, Physicists, Agroecologists, Immunologists and many others trying to find the answers to the ultimate questions:
How do animals on their natural habitat cope with infection?
How this balance is affects by the human modifications of the landscape?
and finally:
How can we use this lessons to procure a healthier environment for the next generation of humans?

RESEARCH INTERESTS

CONSERVATION GENOMICS AND IMMUNOGENETICS

MICROBIOME RESEARCH

BIOINFORMATICS AND STATISTICS

BAT ECOLOGY AND BIOACOUSTICS

BATS AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES

TROPICAL ECOLOGY

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Institute of Evolutionary Ecology
and Conservation Genomics
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
D-89069 Ulm

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