Vanessa Mata participated to the 14th European Bat Research Symposium that took place in Donostia, Spain, from 1st – 5th August 2017. The conference takes place every three years, making this a almost unique opportunity to present some results obtained during her PhD thesis.
Vanessa gave a talk during the session dedicated to dietary ecology of bats. Her presentation received very positive feedback and won the 1st prize for best oral communication. Two posters with results from other projects where Vanessa is participating were also presented during the Symposium.
This was also a great opportunity to network with different experts in the area and engage into new collaborations, in particular with the group of Joxerra Aihartza from the University of the Basque Country. A member of his team will come to CIBIO in January for a 3 months stay in order to analyze data from her PhD thesis project.