Brood parasites at ABS 2021 and Evolution 2021

Aug 8, 2021

Tanmay Dixit, Mairenn Attwood, and Jess Lund presented their work at the virtual Evolution 2021 Conference and the Animal Behavior Society 2021 Conference. Tanmay spoke about Weber’s law and egg signature complexity, Mairenn spoke about whether it benefits a parasite to parasitize aggressive hosts, and Jess spoke about near-perfect mimicry by African cuckoos of fork-tailed drongo eggs.




Jess Lund awarded an R. C. Lewontin Grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution

The Society for the Study of Evolution has awarded Jess Lund an R. C. Lewontin Graduate Research Excellence Grant, which will enable her to expand her investigations into the fascinating lives of honeyguides. This grant is awarded to students early in their PhD programmes to assist them in enhancing the scope of their research. Thank you to the SSE for their generous support of our work!

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New paper on eggshell surface properties

Stephanie McClelland’s paper entitled “Eggshell composition and surface properties of avian brood-parasitic species compared with non-parasitic species” has been published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. This study measured structural properties of the eggshells of brood parasites and their hosts around the world. The study found that…

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