Genetic markers in hyenas and the impact of forestry on wild bees. The podcast Wild Research Bites is back with an episode with two master's students who talk about their thesis projects.
Master's students Amber Mertens De Vry and Jaime Luna Santa-María share their experiences as students at the Master's programme Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife at SLU in Umeå, Sweden. They also share their super exciting thesis projects.
In the podcast both Amber and Jaime tell us about their experience in the field, what they enjoy about doing their thesis and what they like about living in Sweden.
Listen to the podcast on Spotify or on Soundcloud. There is also a text version.
Amber Mertens De Vry
Amber is a Belgian student and currently developing a set of genetic markers to infer relatedness in spotted hyena populations. This can be used to study population structure, genetic health, mating patterns, dispersal, etc.
Jaime Luna Santa-María
Jaime, from Spain, is investigating diversity patterns and functional diversity of wild bee communities between conventionally managed production forests and the so-called “Eco parks”, where production forests and restoration and protection measures are combined.
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