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University of Tuebingen
Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
since Mar 2019
Postdoctoral research associate in Marine Visual Ecology at the University of Tübingen (Germany)
Nov 2015 - Feb 2019
PhD in Visual marine ecology at the University of Tübingen (Germany). Dissertation: "Visual detection of a cryptic predator by its prey fish"
Feb 2015 - July 2015
Research Assistant at the Hydrobiological Marine Station Umberto D'ancona, Chioggia, University of Padova (Italy)
Honours in Marine Evolutionary Biology
Graduated in Marine Evolutionary Biology with a research project investigating how sexual selection acts in a population of a small marine fish, the marbled goby (Pomatoschistus marmoratus)
Santon M., Bitton P.-P., Dehm J., Fritsch R., Harant U.K., Anthes N., Michiels N.K. (2020): Redirection of ambient light improves predator detection in a diurnal fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287.
Bitton, P., Yun Christmann, S.A., Santon, M., Harant, U.K. & Michiels N.K (2019): Visual modelling supports the potential for prey detection by means of diurnal active photolocation in a small cryptobenthic fish. Scientific Reports 9, 8089
Santon, M., Münch, T. A. & Michiels, N. K. (2019). The contrast sensitivity function of a small cryptobenthic marine fish. Journal of Vision 19(2).
Harant, U.K., M. Santon, P.-P. Bitton, F. Wehrberger, T. Griessler, M.G. Meadows, C.M. Champ & N.K. Michiels (2018): Do the fluorescent red eyes of the marine fish Tripterygion delaisi stand out? In situ and in vivo measurements at two depths. Ecology and Evolution 8: 4685-4694.
Santon, M., Bitton, P.-P., Harant, U. K. & Michiels, N. K. (2018): Daytime eyeshine contributes to pupil camouflage in a cryptobenthic marine fish. Scientific Reports
Locatello, L., M. Santon, C. Mazzoldi & M.B. Rasotto (2017): The marbled goby, Pomatoschistus marmoratus, as a promising species for experimental evolution studies. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 17: 709-716.
Locatello, L., C. Mazzoldi, M. Santon, S. Sparaciari & M.B. Rasotto (2016): Unexpected female preference for smaller males in the marbled goby Pomatoschistus marmoratus. Journal of Fish Biology 89: 1845-1850.