New MSc thesis handed in!

J. Lenin Lara-Galván, a MSc student in Mexico who did a 4-month research stay at Évora under the supervision of the project PI, has just handed in his master’s thesis on the distribution and conservation of rattlesnakes in the state of Zacatecas. This study, which involved field work and data gathering, species distribution models, and then more field work to validate and make use of these models, has so far produced several communications at scientific meetings and will also generate two peer-reviewed articles, one of which is about to be submitted. Good luck for Lenin’s thesis defense!