Project

Can cooperative breeding buffer the impacts of habitat fragmentation?

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
Keywords
cooperative breeding habitat fragmentation Phyllastrephus placidus
 
Project description

In cooperative breeding species some individuals forego to breed independently and help raising offspring that are not their own. Whether and how facultative cooperative breeders may adaptively respond to population fragmentation remains poorly understood. We will investigate this question in an afro-tropical bird, Phyllastrephus placidus, in three different fragmented forest archipelagos located within the Eastern Arc Mountains biodiversity hotspot.