Dr. Valeria Marasco
"Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution "
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
My main research interest lies in behavioural ecology and evolutionary physiology. I am particularly interested in understanding endocrine and neuroendocrine pathways through which individuals respond to variable and changing environmental conditions in the context of life history strategies.
My research aims at integrating our knowledge of mechanisms acting on different biological scales, from cellular to the whole-organism level, by using omics approaches as well as molecular and physiological techniques. I am interested in understanding how these mechanisms have been evolved to mediate phenotypic responses and organismal outcomes in the context of reproduction and survival.