The bachelor students performing their internship at the ANTIOX group are reaching their final stage of their undergraduate program by defending their final degree project (TFG) this July 2021. All projects have been related with the plant ecophysiology research field, but we had a great diversity of exciting themes!
The student Júlia Capellades has studied the impacts of an exotic and potentially invasive species in the high biodiversity area of L’Empordà unraveling its interactions with other native and exotic species. Her TFG is entitled “Study of the impact of Aptenia cordifolia in l’Empordà” and has been developed under the supervision of Dr. Erola Fenollosa and Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch, where she has gained new insights into the impacts of exotic species over native communities.
Our students Patricia Fernández and Ot Pasques developed their final projects under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Morales and Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch. Patricia developed her TFG entitled “Multiple plant species stress responses to different abiotic stresses – A Mediterranean coast and high mountain study“. Ot’s project is entitled “Stress tolerance mechanims of Plantago lanceolata on an altitude gradient at the Pyrinees“. On both projects the students combined field work with laboratory analyses to gain insight on plant’s adaptative mechanisms to multiple abiotic stressors under natural conditions.
Their project defense is taking place at Biology’s Faculty of the University of Barcelona from 12th to 14th July. We wish them the best luck for their defense and their projects ahead!