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Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie (IEA)

Anna Gamero


My research interests broadly focus on the evolution of social systems. During my PhD I investigated the social system of a little known family-living bird species, the white-breasted mesite (Mesitornis variegata). Currently, in collaboration with M. Griesser and S. Drobniak, I am taking a comparative approach to investigate the evolution of parental care in birds with respect to several ecological and life-history traits. I am also interested in bird conservation, particularly of waders.


Gamero A, Székely T, Kappeler PM (2014) Delayed juvenile dispersal and monogamy, but no cooperative breeding in white-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(1): 73-83

Gamero A, Buser A, Kappeler PM (2013) Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for white-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata). Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 553-554

Lapiedra O, Ponjoan A, Gamero A, Bota G, Mañosa S (2011) Brood ranging behaviour and breeding success of the threatened little bustard in an intensified cereal farmland area. Biological Conservation 144: 2882-2890

Broggi J, Gamero A, Hohtola E, Orell M, Nilsson J-Å (2011) Interpopulation variation in contour feather structure is environmentally determined in great tits. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24942


Present Research assosciate at the Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zürich
2009-2013PhD in Socio-biology/ Anthropology, University of Göttingen (DE)
2008Research officer Birdwatch Ireland
2006-2007Msc. Degree in Experimental Biology, University of Barcelona (ES)
2003-2006Bachelor degree in Biology, University of Barcelona (ES)

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Anna Gamero
Friedrich-Johann-Blumenbach Institute for Zoology and Anthropology
University of Göttingen
Kellnerweg 6
D - 37077 Göttingen

Phone: +49 551 39 7345
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