Paula Iturralde-Pólit

Meet Paula Iturralde-Pólit, a PhD student who is interested in studying how the environmental factors influence fitness in species!

Paula is an Ecuadorian biologist, an ecologist, and a bat lover. She completed her Bachelor degree in Biology at Universidad Católica del Ecuador, and she did a M.Sc. in Ecology at Université François Rabelais de Tours, France. During her career she has been actively involved in projects to conserve Ecuador’s stunning biodiversity, including the design of an educational notebook for children with the aim of raising the commitment of people towards the protection of bats. She is currently a PhD student at Universidad de Costa Rica at Chaverri’s Lab where she is learning about bat bioacoustics in collaboration of the Acoustic and Functional Ecology Research Group from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany.