Students

Current students

Cristina Ottocento (U. of Padova, Erasmus Exchange Program), MSc Student since 2018

Co-supervisors: Emily Burdfield-Steel  and Johanna Mappes

Cristina is currently finishing her MSc Thesis on resource allocation in relation to warning signals and chemical defences in wood tiger moths.

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Tatiana Hernández (Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia), BSc Student 2017- 2018

Main supervisor: Luis Alberto Rueda

Tatiana is currently collecting data for her BSc Thesis. She is interested in understanding deimatic displays in anurans.

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Sintana Rojas (Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia), BSc Student 2017- 2018

Main supervisor: Luis Alberto Rueda

Sintana has just finished writing his BSc Thesis on the effects of habitat degradation on the colouration of the Magdalena River tegú.

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Former students

Katja Rönkä (U. of Jyväskylä), PhD Student 2013-2017

Co-supervisors: Johanna Mappes and Niklas Wahlberg

‘Evolution of signal diversity: predator-prey interactions and the maintenance of warning colour polymorphism in the wood tiger moth Arctia plantaginis’. Katja is now doing a postdoc with the “Informed Birds Research Group” at the University of Helsinki.

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Miriam Furlanetto (U. of Padova, Erasmus Exchange Program), MSc Student, 2017

Co-supervisors: Emily Burdfield-Steel  and Johanna Mappes

‘Investigating the costs of warning signal and chemical defences production in wood tiger moths’. Miriam is now a dedicated high school teacher in her home country, Italy!

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Chiara de Pasqual (U. of Padova, Erasmus Exchange Program), MSc Student 2015-2016

Co-supervisors: Katja Rönkä and Johanna Mappes

‘Polymorphism in the aposematic wood tiger moth: a possible explanation through the phenomenon of generalisation’. Chiara has recently started her PhD studies on chemical communication in wood tiger moths at the Mappes’ Lab!

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Morgan Brain (U. of Jyväskylä), MSc Student 2014-2016

Co-supervisors: Emily Burdfield-Steel  and Johanna Mappes

‘Honest signalling in female wood tiger moths’.

Liisa Hämäläinen(U. of Jyväskylä)MSc Student 2013-2014

Co-supervisors: Janne Valkonen and Johanna Mappes

‘Visual illusions in predator-prey interactions: Do stripes create a dazzle effect during movement?’. Liisa is currently doing a PhD at Cambridge University.

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Jennifer Devillechabrolle (U. of Marseille), MSc Student 2010-2011

Co-supervisors: Jérôme Chave and Elodie Courtois

‘Mise en place et analyse d’un protocole pour le suivi à long terme d’amphibiens en forêt tropicale humide de Guyane Française’. Jen is building an impressive career in conservation, currently being involved with conservation policies at Les Nouragues Reserve (French Guiana).

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