24 de March de 2020

Rocio Palen Pietri

pietriCONICET Internship Doctoral fellow, Instituto de Diversidad y Ecología Animal (IDEA).

PhD Student of Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

I graduated as a Biologist from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in 2017. I wrote my grade thesis entitled “Description of mating, sexual dimorphism and the effect of gregarines, on a sexual selection context in a pseudoscorpion species” directed by Dr. Alejandra Ceballos. In it I studied the reproductive behavior and the influence on the transference success of the intestinal parasites called gregarines in the species Lustrochernes Argentinus. With the finalization of the thesis, many new questions arose about basic reproductive biology in these small arachnids and that is why in these years I will dedicate to answer questions about courtship and sperm transfer behavior, pheromonal studies and pre and post copulatory competition in different species of pseudoscorpions with an approach from sexual selection. My doctoral thesis is under the direction of Dr. Alfredo Peretti at the Laboratorio de Biología Reproductiva y Evolución, IDEA- FCEFyN.