Miquel Torrents-Ticó

M.Sc. in Management and Biodiversity Conservation, University of Barcelona, Spain (2012). , B.Sc. in Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain (2011) Academic degree

20152018

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Curriculum vitae

Miquel Torrents-Ticó is a PhD student at the Global Change and Conservation group (GCC) and a student member of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki. He is member of the Hyaena Specialist Group from the IUCN Species Survival Commission and a National Geographic Explorer. His interest in conservation has grown along with the ever-increasing conflicts between humans and wildlife. His main interests lay on the human-hyena conflict. In his PhD, he takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand the human-hyena interactions by investigating local attitudes and perceptions towards spotted hyenas, and comprehend spotted hyena ecology that links to the human-hyena conflict (e.g., animal movement, activity rhythm, stress hormone levels and diet across anthropogenic gradients). Most of the fieldwork is conducted in Sibiloi National Park (North Kenya) but also in Laikipia.

He completed his MSc in Conservation and Management of Biodiversity at the University of Barcelona in 2012. He was a guest scientist at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. His interest in human-wildlife interactions took him around the world from tropical rain forests to arid deserts, where he worked with different species: Costa Rica (olive Ridley sea turtles), Ecuador (common woolly monkeys), South Africa (meerkats, Damaraland mole-rats), Botswana (large predators) and Namibia (chacma baboons).

 

 

 

 

External positions

ENCOSH

1 Feb 2019 → …

Hyaena Specialist Group from the IUCN Species Survival Commission, IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature)

1 Feb 2018 → …

National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Society

1 Feb 2018 → …

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict
  • Large Carnivore Conservation
  • Sustainability
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Local Knowledge
  • Ethnoecology

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

Publications

Allo-parental care in Damaraland mole-rats is female biased and age dependent, though independent of testosterone levels

Zöttl, M., Vullioud, P., Goddard, K., Torrents-Ticó, M., Gaynor, D., Bennett, N. C. & Clutton-Brock, T., 1 Sep 2018, In : Physiology & Behavior. 193, Part A, p. 149-153 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Growth affects dispersal success in social mole-rats, but not the duration of philopatry

Torrents-Tico, M., C. Bennett, N., U. M. Jarvis, J. & Zöttl, M., 21 Feb 2018, In : Biology Letters. 14, 1, 4 p., 29467175.

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No task specialization among helpers in Damaraland mole-rats

Thorley, J., Mendonca, R., Vullioud, P., Torrents-Tico, M., Zöttl, M., Gaynor, D. & Clutton-Brock, T., Sep 2018, In : Animal Behaviour. 143, p. 9-24 16 p.

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Open Access

Sex differences in timing and context of dispersal in Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis).

Torrents-Tico, M., Bennett, N., Jarvis, J. & Zöttl, M., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Zoology. 306, 4, p. 252-257 6 p.

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On the Right Track? Comparing Concurrent Spoor and Camera-Trap Surveys in Botswana

Torrents-Tico, M., Rich, L., McNutt, J. W., Nthomiwa, M., Mothala, M., Motsamai, G. & Jordan, N., Oct 2017, In : South African Journal of Wildlife Research. 47, 2, p. 128-137

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities

National Geographic Explorer Community Hub: Nordic Countries (External organisation)

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Board member)

1 Apr 2020 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Journal of Ethnobiology (Journal)

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Reviewer)

17 Aug 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Journal for Nature Conservation (Journal)

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Reviewer)

3 Jul 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Ecosphere (Journal)

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Reviewer)

1 May 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Pathways Africa 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Speaker)

17 Feb 202019 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Under The Spotlight: Interview to Miquel Torrents-Ticó

Miquel Torrents-Ticó

29/11/2018

1 Media contribution

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Spotted Hyenas Circling in the Night.

Miquel Torrents-Ticó

21/11/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media