Zaida Ortega Diago
Postdoctoral Fellow Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul Campo Grande, MS
Spanish, living in Brazil
Dr Zaida Ortega is a behavioural ecologist who currently studies how thermal ecology modulates animal movement in reptiles and mammals. She studied Biology and completed her postgraduate in Ecology and Statistics at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and then moved to Brazil as a postdoc. There, she conducts research at the Pantanal, supervises postgraduate students, teaches Animal Behaviour and organises various outreach and scientific events. She is equally passionate about science and teaching, and works to contribute to social equality and environmental sustainability. She strongly believes that ecofeminism and caring more about people and nature is the best future scenario we have.