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Apr 4, 2023

Yinka Abayomi

We are excited that Yinka Abayomi has joined our team at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town. Yinka is a new MasterCard Foundation Scholar, and will be carrying out his MSc research on the occurrence and determinants of pre-rain green-up and its association with the timing of breeding in birds in Zambia’s miombo woodlands, working with Chima and Claire. He joins us from the Federal University of Abeokuta, Nigeria, and brings to the team his expertise in forestry, and an enthusiastic and growing interest in ornithology, and particularly in how climate change affects the timing of annual cycle events in birds.



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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