We explore the evolution of family living and cooperative breeding in birds and use comparative studies to understand its evolution. We use Siberian Jays as a model system to test the proximate mechanisms of social decisions in a family living species.
- Influence of life-history and ecology on the evolution of families and cooperative breeding in birds
- Comparative work to understand the evolutionary trajectories towards cooperation
- Evolution of vocal antipredator communication in birds
- Link between antipredator behaviour and the evolution of sociality
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