This video has been made with a drone, owned by a colleague from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the institute with which I collaborate in Panama. This is basically an aerial discovery of my fieldwork site. My bat model species roost in the houses of this village - all the data from my PhD is coming from there...Enjoy!
Back to Germany for a little while. I am back to my survival analyses using the mark-recapture data of my bats.
A lot of programming is required to shape the data the way I want.
For the end of the month, I have to finish the preparation of a poster for the evaluation of my doctoral school.
I will update it on the website when ready!
And always as a parallel task, I am taking care of the logistics for fieldwork,
by wrapping up last season (finance report) and preparing the season to come (travel preparation, material order).
Back to the field November and December!
Good news for this beginning of the scholar year, the paper about project I was involved in during my master has been published! In a few words, we studied the second biggest genus of Mammals - the bat genus Myotis - to learn about their evolutionary history. We used DNA and models to learn the "genealogic tree" of these bats and estimate their biogeographic origins.
Small life notes about a PhD student abroad, for family, friends and curious people !