General and Systematic Zoology
The research of our group (@AG_Vogelwarte) focuses on a wide spectrum of ecological as well as phylogenetic and population genetic questions in birds, but also gastropods. We are thus interested in the relationships of organisms with their environment including other organisms as well as in their individual and evolutionary genetic relationships. Accordingly, our methodological spectrum encompasses classical ecological as well as molecular approaches. For more details, please visit the “Research” section.
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The eggshell colouration among and within certain bird species is highly variable. Although many studies have addressed this variation, the reasons for it remain largely unclear. Consistent individual differences in egg colouration may improve the ability of colonially breeding birds to recognise their clutch among other neighbouring nests. Moreover, in species with a high incidence of intraspecific brood parasitism, such as the Black-head Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus, egg colouration patterns may allow parents to expel foreign eggs from their own clutch ...
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