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Dr. Blanca Jimeno

I am an integrative biologist with broad experience in ecophysiology and behavioural ecology. My main research interest is developing interdisciplinary approaches to investigate physiological processes underlying organismal responses to environmental challenges. My research brings together endocrinology, metabolism physiology, behavioural ecology, and epigenetics, in free-living and captive birds.


Exhibition opening: biology meets archaeology in Soria (Spain)
March 2023

Which bird species did Celtiberian people (~100-200 BC) see and represent? We now know a little more thanks to the exhibition Fragmentos de agua y cielo en las cerámicas de Numancia (´Fragments of water and sky in Numancia´s ancient pottery´), which I organized and curated along with museum director, Marian Arlegui. In this exhibition, we identified the bird species represented on these impressive archaeological pieces, bringing a novel perspective of the (paleo) environment once inhabited by Celtiberians, and obtaining exciting information about its characteristics. You can visit the exhibition until October 2023 at the Museo Numantino in Soria (Spain). Contact me for more information, or if you are interested in buying the beautiful catalogue.

Juan Carlos Hervás © 2023

Great time and science during our symposium in Madrid
Oct 2022

Along with  Dr. Christina Bauch and Dr. Elisa Pérez-Badás, I organized a meeting on life history trade-offs & senescence patterns (29-30th September 2022). We had a great time at the Natural Sciences Museum in Madrid, with really interesting and high-level talks covering many approaches and perspectives. Around 40 people joined onsite, and 50+ followed the conference online. Thanks to the MNCN for hosting the event and helping with logistics, and to the Society of Experimental Biology and the Company of Biologists for funding the innitiative!

Latest Media & Outreach

Outreach talk... in an archaeology enviroment
December 2023

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to share our work at the "Fragmentos de agua y cielo" exhibition with the people from the Asociación de Amigos de la Arqueología (Friends of Archaeology Association). I took them on a journey to the ancient landscapes and bird species that the ancient Numancia pottery (II c. BC) has unraveled to us. The audience was highly welcoming and I learnt a lot from these people coming from a - not so - distant discipline. Grateful for the invitation and hoping for this to be the first of many talks here!

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