Meet Maren Vitousek who you heard featured on the Marine Iguana episode. We asked her a few questions about her work. Here is what she had to say:
Where do you work?
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. (As of 2013, Vitousek is a professor at Cornell University).
What do you study?
I study relationships between behavior and physiology, and how these processes can affect survival and evolution.
What are three titles you would give yourself?
Physiological ecologist, evolutionary biologist, mother
What do you like to do when you are not working?
Hiking, camping, skiing, and spending time with my family
What do you like most about science?
My favorite part of science is the thrill of discovering new information about the way the world works. I also love the adventure and challenge of field work, and the process of sharing these discoveries with the rest of the community.
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