MA. Adrián Méndez

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I grow up surrounded by nature documentaries, bird guides, and trips to observe rare species that had not yet been crossed off the field notebook. In this way, I delved into the contemplation of nature, which taught me how to be and position myself in front of the world. Through observation and patience, I was cultivating a love for nature. I graduated in biology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and later I did a master's degree in Biodiversity at the Universitat de Barcelona. In this way, I was able to publish my first scientific article investigating the feeding behavior of the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis)and its adaptations to urban areas. In addition, I have been fortunate to collaborate on various research projects focused on the conservation and study of neotropical biodiversity. My interests are closely linked to animal behavior, ecology, biodiversity conservation, and ornithology, without neglecting global changes and modern society's socio-environmental conflicts. Currently, I am a PhD student investigating the prospecting behavior and nest use of a specialist brood parasite bird, the Screming cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris); the role of social information, and intraspecific competition. This thesis is supervised by Dr. María Cecilia De Mársico.