Laura PuchPic 2_2019

PhD. Student

Contact Information

Department of Biology
Concordia University (Loyola Campus)
7141 Sherbrooke St. W. H4B 1R6
Montreal, QC, Canada
Office: SP 301.xx
Lab: SP434
(514) 848-2424 (ext. 4021)


2020 – Present: PhD in Ecology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2018 – 2019: Master’s degree in Ecology & Evolution at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
2014 – 2019: Engineer’s degree in Biological Engineering at INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences), Toulouse, France

My Project

The role of male vocalizations on sexual selection in reindeer Rangifer tarandus



Field Work

The field session will be held in the Kutuharju Field Reindeer Research Station in Kaamanen, Finland (69°N, 27°E) and will be conducted on a semi-domestic reindeer population. Each individual of the population can be identified with collars and the herd is free ranging for most of the year excluding the calving and rutting seasons. Consequently, we know which males have bred with which females and also the who is the father of individual calves. Information on the ecology and behavior of the individual reindeer are provided by the Finnish Reindeer Herders Association who manages and harvests these animals.


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