19 September 2015

Nina goes to France

DBC Research associate Nina Santostasi has been awarded a grant by La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, to attend a 6-month internship at the Biodiversity and Conservation Department at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) in Montpellier, France. The internship will start in October under the supervision of Dr. Olivier Gimenez, Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, in the Biodiversity and Conservation Department.

As an intern, Nina will be integrated in the Biostatistics and Population Biology research group, and she will work on the analyses of our photo-identification dataset on different cetacean species living in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.

In particular, in collaboration with Silvia and Giovanni, she will 1) obtain refined population abundance estimates using capture-recapture statistical models, 2) devise optimal sampling strategies using simulations and statistical power analysis, and 3) build a demographic model for dolphins to assess risk of extinction using Population Viability Analysis.

Congratulations Nina!

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So fun. Congratulations, Nina. Avoir un temps bien. bernd