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Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Blanca Ivañez Ballesteros

PhD Student

Phone:+49 (0)931 / 31-88438
e-mail: blanca.ivanez-ballesteros@uni-wuerzburg.de
Office: C046

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Ecological interactions, mainly in the tropics
     
  • Ecosystem services, from pollination to pest control
  • Socioecosystems and agroecology

Ecological intensification and multifunctionality of cacao agroforestry systems in Peruvian landscapes (ECO-CACAO)

2022 - current: PhD student at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany

2020-2021: Collaboration with Grupo de Ecología Tropical de España (Spanish Tropical Ecology group)

2018-2020: MSc in Biology, Ecology, at Københavns Universitet, Denmark

Master thesis: "Ants as Ecosystem Engineers: changes in soil conditions and greenhouse gas emission"  supervised by Prof. Dr. Michael Poulsen, Dr. Søren Christensen and Dr. Flemming Ekelund

2017: Internship at IRNAS (Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville)-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain

2017: Internship in the Centre for Plant Sciences, Plant Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, UK

2014-2018: BSc in Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

Bachelor thesis: "Landing orientation of water birds in Santa Pola salt marshes (Alicante)"  supervised by Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier de Miguel Águeda

2021: 5 mins presentation at the XIV Scientific Marathon in the Royal Botanical Garden (RJB-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. Iváñez-Ballesteros, B., Cayuela, L., Gomez-Zurita, J. 2021. Taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of Chrysomelidae  through the altitudinal gradients in the Ecuatorian Andes

2020: Master thesis at Københavns Universitet: Iváñez-Ballesteros, B. 2020. Ants as Ecosystem Engineers: changes in soil conditions and greenhouse gas emission

2018: Poster at I Jornada Primeros Pasos, Biology Deparment, Autonomous University of Madrid. Iváñez-Ballesteros, B. and De Miguel-Agueda, F.J. 2018. Landing orientation of water birds in Santa Pola salt marshes (Alicante)