Jennifer Morinay

doktorand vid Institutionen för ekologi och genetik, Zooekologi

Evolutionsbiologiskt Centrum EBC, Norbyv 18 D
Norbyv 18 D
752 36 UPPSALA

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In most species, breeding habitat quality shows temporal and spatial variability, which affects individual breeding success. Hence, strong selective pressures must promote behavioural strategies allowing individuals to optimize decision-making in breeding habitat selection. In particular, individuals can collect and use information about habitat quality to ultimately choose among different breeding sites or patches.

Two types of information can be distinguished: information acquired through personal experience of the individual in its environment (personal information, e.g. its reproductive success), and information acquired from other individuals (social information, e.g. presence or reproductive success of conspecifics / heterospecifics).

My main research is to study the role of social information use in breeding habitat selection in collared flycatchers (Ficedula albicollis). More particularly, I am interested in understanding the causes of the interindividual variability in conspecific and heterospecific social information use (heritability, phenotypic and genetic correlations with personality traits, and role of confounding information).


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