News and research highlights from the research group "Behavioural Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology"

One bird's joy is another bird's sorrow

A genetic conflict between the sexes promotes intraspecific diversity in ruffs more

Female snowy plovers are no bad mothers

However, their parental care depends on the survival prospects of the chicks more

Wading birds: shorebirds with unusual social structures

Waders display fascinating behaviour patterns, but are also exemplary for the loss of biodiversity more

Demography influences parental care in plovers

In populations with an unbalanced adult sex ratio, male plovers take care of the young more

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