Back for Dry Season 2021

Dec 2, 2021

Mairenn and Chima with a village weaver

The Dry Season team is back into the swing of things! Dr Chima Nwaogu began data collection for his fellowship project on breeding phenology, focusing on tchagras and dark-capped bulbuls in addition to historical egg collection records from the Choma area. Collins Moya and Silky Hamama are taking the lead to continue data collection on this project over the coming months. Jess Lund has been studying greater and lesser honeyguides, as well as their hosts. Meanwhile, Mairenn Attwood has been conducting playback experiments on fork-tailed drongos. After missing the 2021 season due to the pandemic, it was great to return to the site, see everyone again, and get back to field work!

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Tanmay Dixit awarded PhD and starting Junior Research Fellowship

Tanmay’s PhD, entitled “Signatures and forgeries: optimality in a coevolutionary arms race” was awarded with no corrections. Huge thanks to collaborators and colleagues who were instrumental to this work, and to examiners James Herbert-Read and Graeme Ruxton. Tanmay will remain on the team and continue conducting fieldwork in Choma as part of the Junior Research fellowship that he is starting at Jesus College, Cambridge.

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