I am greatly interested in Behavioral and Chemical Ecology, in particular towards the topics of Social Organization and Evolution, as well as Animal Communication. I aim to understand what kind of cues and signals animals produce for inter- and intraspecific communication, how do they perceive them, what kind of information do they convey, and how do their ecological, social, and environmental conditions shape these aspects. For my Ph.D., I am analyzing the function of cuticular hydrocarbons of honeybees as climatic adaptations and communication cues and signals.
The project is being supervised by Prof. Dr. Ricarda Scheiner (Zoology II), in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitt (Zoology III).
1.Rodriguez-Leon, D. S., and Lopez Arevalo, H. F. (2019) Variacion de la abundancia relativa de perros en un gradiente de presencia humana en dos reservas privadas (Tabio, Cundinamarca), Acta Biologica Colombiana 24, 379–390.