Project

Mobility, inbreeding and fitness in spatially-structured populaties of warblers: an integrated study with genotypic and phenotypic markers

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
population genetics dispersal phenotypic markers
 
Project description

This project aims at providing insight into the complex relationships between mobility, genetic and demographic processes operating in spatially-structured populations of warblers. We therefore study behavioural, genotypic and phenotypic patterns and processes in rural and urban populations of Passer domesticus. Research methods comprise mark-recapture, telemetry and analysis of micro-satellite DNA, ptilochronology and bilateral asymmetry.