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.


New paper out!
May 2021

New paper out with my former research group (The Breuner Lab, UM, US) - led by Hannah E. Beyl - on the effects of assay temperature on CBG and free GC estimates in bird species. Read it here.

I will be a MSCA fellow!
February 2021

I am immensely happy to have been awarded a MSCA fellowship. I will merge ecology and molecular biology to explore the associations between epigenetics and natal dispersal in pied flycatchers, at both spatial and temporal scales. I will be joining Dr. Jesús Martínez-Padilla´s group at IPE (Jaca, Spain), with secondment at the University of Nottingham (UK), hosted by Dr. Mark Ravinet. So much looking forward to seeing this beautiful project happening and working with such great researchers! Exciting times ahead, stay tunned!

A new field season started!
March 2021

The Spotless starling is an amazing species! I will join my new research group with their long-term study of a large nest-box starling colony close to Madrid. We will monitor the breeding season of the entire colony from March to July. Follow us on twitter and get more information on the work that we do!   


Latest Media & Outreach

Outreach talk in my hometown
December 2019

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to share some of my research in my hometown (Soria, Spain). The audience was highly welcoming and I got many interesting questions. Feeling grateful and hoping for this to be the first of many talks here!

This talk also attracted the interest of the local media and organizations (links in spanish):