Dr. Juan M. Rojas Ripari

Postdoctoral Fellow CONICET | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since very young I have been interested in understanding how living organisms interact with each other and with their environment, particularly in the evolution of behavioural strategies. On March of 2015 I received my licenced degree at University of Buenos Aires defending my undergraduate thesis "Estudio del desarrollo de la similitud vocal entre los pichones de un parásito de cría obligado (Molothrus rufoaxillaris) y su principal hospedador" with Dr. Ma. Cecilia de Mársico as advisor. During my undergraduate studies I have also participated in Science Popularization events such as the science fair "Tecnópolis" and "Plaza Ciencia" with paleontological thematic. On April 2020 I obtained my PhD from the University of Buenos Aires with my thesis "Cooperative breeding and brood parasitism in the baywing (Agelaioides badius) and screaming cowbird (M. rufoaxillaris) system" with Dr Ma. Cecilia de Mársico and Dr Juan C. Reboreda as advisors. Particularly I analysed kin relationships within and between social groups, parental care of host and parasitic young distribution among breeders and helpers and helpers’ contribution to the body condition and survival of host and parasitic young. Actually I am pursuing my postdoctoral studies, analyzing vocal recognition Baywing social groups.