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Urtzi Enriquez-Urzelai

Urtzi Enriquez-Urzelai

Post-Doc Researcher

Post-Doc Researcher
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CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, R. Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
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I am an evolutionary and physiological ecologist interested in understanding why species live where they do. As a passionate about evolution, I love studying the adaptations – either physiological, morphological, or behavioral – that allow species to occupy certain areas or habitats. 

Amphibians have always looked intriguing animals to me, and unfortunately are considered highly vulnerable to climate change. During my thesis I employed experiments to measure key functional traits (e.g. critical thermal limits) and the geographic phenotypic variation across environmental gradients in a European frog (Rana temporaria). Further, I used mechanistic niche models (biophysical models) to anticipate the impacts of climate change. Nonetheless, I also developed an interest in correlative species distribution models, phylogenetic comparative methods, and many other exciting fields. 


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