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Javier Lobón-Rovira

Javier Lobón-Rovira

PhD Student

PhD Student
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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
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My interest woke up in the research investigation while working for my Bachelor’s thesis at the National Museum of Natural Science of Madrid – CSIC (Spain), where I have to deal with scientific question to elucidate and predict, how ecological and evolutionary effects could lead the different patterns of resident birds in the Iberian Peninsula. After my Bachelor’s, I travelled to Canada to keep growing in the biology field. I have assisted in an Animal Care Volunteer at Wildlife Rescue Association (Vancouver, Canada) rehabilitating wildlife and promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment. Subsequently, I've been doing some intensive fieldwork with Alces alces in Utah (EEUU), where we estimated vital rates of moose by radio-tracking.

For my Master’s thesis, I had been identifying a "lost” population of Lynx pardinus by anecdotal occurrence data and molecular scatology. During this period, I had developed a multidisciplinary research.

In the last years, I worked in two Nature Reserve (Veragua Rain Forest and Pacuare Reserve, Costa Rica), where I performed many volunteers and collaborations, most of them focused on herpetology and evolutionary biology, still being the focus of my interest. On the other hand, I’ve been photographing wildlife since more than 10 years, being awarded on different International Contest.

However, my main focus attend to the evolutionary processes and more specifically in the radiation and speciation process that involves the biology of the herpetofauna species. Moreover, as a Scientist, I am motivated about the knowledge that is still unknown in this race for the survival of our planet, with the main focus of conserve and protect those more vulnerable species, without forgetting that our destiny is inexorably tied to the fate of nature.

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