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 2015 2018

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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 2016 2019

  • 7 Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination
  • 5 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 5 Oral presentation

IUCN Species Survival Commission Hyaena Specialist Group Workshop

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Speaker)
9 Jun 201911 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

EEB-302 - Debates in Conservation Biology

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Teacher)
22 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

EEB-306 - Field Course: Human-Wildlife Conflicts in East Africa

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Teacher)
25 Jul 20195 Aug 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

DENVI Annual Meeting 2019

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

IPBES Seminar on Arctic Indigenous and Local Knowledge & Sustainability

Miquel Torrents-Ticó (Attendee)
8 Jun 2018

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

Press / Media

Under The Spotlight: Interview to Miquel Torrents-Ticó

Miquel Torrents-Ticó

29/11/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Spotted Hyenas Circling in the Night.

Miquel Torrents-Ticó

21/11/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media