Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

Evolution of avian life history biodiversity

Dale, James

Verhaltensökologie und evolutionäre Genetik (Kempenaers) (Prof. Dr. Bart Kempenaers)
MPI für Ornithologie, Seewiesen

The birds are a specious vertebrate taxon (~9800 species) that show an amazing diversity of life history strategies. A research group from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology studies this diversity with an aim to understanding the general principles that govern evolutionary and geographical patterns of size dimorphism, clutch sizes and even our knowledge of species themselves.

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