Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Gemma Nydia Villagómez Garduño

PhD student

Email: gemma.villagomez@uni-wuerzburg.de

Office: C015

Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
University of Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

  • Stingless bees Biology
  • Tropical Biology
  • Biological rhythms
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Biology

The objective of my PhD is to understand how habitat alterations affect the foraging patterns and resource intake of stingless bee colonies. Therefore, I explore site-specific and species-specific differences in resource intake of stingless bees along a disturbance gradient in a tropical ecosystem in Ecuador.

  • 02/2019 - present: PhD candidate Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg.
  • 09/2016 – 10/2018: Master of Science in Biology, University of Würzburg.

Master’s Dissertation: "Effects of temperature and photoperiod on the seasonal timing of western honey bee colonies and two wild bulbous plants".

  • 09/2010 – 09/2015: Bachelor in Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México.

Bachelor’s Dissertation: "Importancia de los heterodímeros PER:CRY y CLOCK:BMAL1 en la oscilación circadiana molecular: un acercamiento matemático". (Importance of the heterodimers PER:CRY and CLOCK:BMAL1 in the molecular circadian oscillation: a mathematical approach)