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Curriculum vitae

I received a Bachelors in Biological Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, and I was involved in investigating the composition and diversity of tropical butterflies in dry forests after accomplishing my degree. I received a Master of Science in Behaviour, Evolution and Conservation from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. My research interest during my master’s project was to investigate the variation in the expression of defence-associated genes of the six-spot burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae) along the elevation gradient in the Alps. Over these years, I developed my interest in Lepidoptera, its ecology and its evolution in variable ecosystems.

 

In April 2015, I joined the formerly-named Metapopulation Research Centre (Research Centre of Ecological Change) as a doctoral candidate. I am currently part of the Life-history Evolution Research group, under the supervision of Dr Marjo Saastamoinen. Using the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) and one of its host plants (Plantago lanceolata) from the Åland islands as a model system, my research aims to understand how summer drought, via changes in host plant quality, affects the life-history responses of the butterfly, which place this population at risk under the current climate change conditions.  

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2016 2019

Developmental stage-dependent response and preference for host plant quality in an insect herbivore

Salgado, A. L. & Saastamoinen, M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Animal Behaviour. 150, p. 27-38 12 p.

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Parental Care and Reproductive Behavior of the Minute Dappled Glassfrog (Centrolenidae: Centrolene peristictum)

Salgado, A. L. & Guayasamin, J. M., Dec 2018, In : South american journal of herpetology . 13, 3, p. 211-219 9 p.

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Differential phenotypic and genetic expression of defence compounds in a plant-herbivore interaction along elevation

Salgado, A. L., Suchan, T., Pellissier, L., Rasmann, S., Ducrest, A-L. & Alvarez, N., Sep 2016, In : Royal Society Open Science. 3, 9, 10 p., 160226.

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Prizes

Lammin Biological Station grant

Ana Salgado (Recipient), 10 Apr 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

YEB/LUOVA travel grant

Ana Salgado (Recipient), 11 Nov 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

YEB/LUOVA Travel Grant

Ana Salgado (Recipient), May 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2015 2018

  • 24 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Public Talks
  • 2 Types for other activities - Other

Research Centre for Ecological Change Annual Meeting

Ana Salgado (Attendee)
25 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Practicals in Laboratory Method in Molecular Ecology

Ana Salgado (New classification)
10 Sep 201818 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Zero inflated models and GLMM in R

Ana Salgado (Attendee)
12 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

8th International Conference in Biology of Butterflies

Ana Salgado (Speaker: Presenter)
11 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

27th Spring Symposium

Ana Salgado (Speaker: Presenter)
5 Mar 20187 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks