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Title Reproductive strategies in a changing world
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 24-39
Supervisor(s) Gretchen Wagner
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
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Begin date 2020/06/01
End date 2023/04/01
Description On top of rising temperatures, contemporary climate change is increasing the variability of weather patterns as well as the frequency, duration and severity of extreme events. A critical consequence of these changing patterns is fluctuation in the predictability of ecological processes. Organisms are generally well adapted to predictable variation in their environment, but stochasticity can be detrimental and have a strong influence on the evolution of life history strategies. By pairing detailed life-history data of birds around the globe with long-term climate data, this project will examine how the reproductive strategies of birds are tailored (or not) to cope with the patterns and predictability of environmental components.
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