My name is Hanna Bensch, I am a PhD candidate at the Linneus University, Kalmar, Sweden. I am interested in animal ecology and evolutionary ecology, have the most experience working with birds and insects but have moved on to mammals and mole-rats as my study system for my PhD. During the last years I’ve been working on a project on ostrich gut microbiome and I will continue in the microbiome field for the work of my PhD.