Eve Udino

Evolutionary Physiology
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Main Focus

My research interests focus on phenotypic flexibility between and within individuals and avian responses to natural temperature fluctuation. I am particularly interested in how these responses occur through time and biological levels (from behaviour to cells) and how they can potentially contribute to fitness outcomes.

In my current research, I focus on glucocorticoids (“stress” hormones) because they mediate many behavioural and physiological responses to environmental changes. Notably, I use a reaction norm approach to investigate between and within individual variation in glucocorticoid levels across a natural gradient of air temperature, and how these variations relate with 1) reproductive success and 2) telomere length and dynamics, markers of phenotypic condition. Lastly, I also investigate whether variation in glucocorticoid levels causally affect parental behaviour, thermoregulation and cellular metabolism.

I carry my research in a wild population of great tits (Parus major) exposed to natural weather variation and monitored since 2015 by the Hau research group. 

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2023               Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, Group Evolutionary Physiology, Seewiesen, Germany

2018 2022            PhD in ecophysiology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

2015 2016            MSc in ecophysiology and ethology, University of Strasbourg, France

2012 2014            MSc in neurosciences and behavioural sciences, University of Caen, France

2009 2012            BSc in biology, biochemistry and physiology, University of Orléans, France

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