Fieldwork in Madagascar

Video September 24, 2023
© MPI for Biological Intelligence / Magdalena Warner & Luke Eberhart-Hertel


An exciting field trip to Madagascar. Join Luke Eberhart-Hertel conducting field research on breeding plovers. Luke and his colleagues studied three species of plovers which exhibit very different parental care behavior: Sometimes only the father cares for the offspring, sometimes only the mother, and sometimes both. The team of scientists thus tried to understand the social and environmental factors that lead to these diverse sex roles in parental care. 

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