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Our fifth speaker- entomologist Gerard Talavera

We are delighted to present our speaker for the biological aspect of the YSS19:

Gerard Talavera
(Researcher @ Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

Gerard Talavera works on the evolution of migratory strategies for butterflies, e.g. why do they migrate or how do species disperse. In order to address these questions, he combines population genetics, phylogeography, genomics, behavioral tests, ecological niche modelling and fieldwork. He analyzes the evolution of migration, the ecology of long-range movements, migratory routes and the genetic diversity across space.

We are looking forward to understand the life and survival strategies of butterflies!

More information about all our speakers can be found here.