About The Author

My research is focused on animal habitat selection and ecological niche partitioning and their implication for species conservation. This research is carried out mainly on steppe and farmland birds, although I am also interested in other model organisms like small mammals. Another (increasingly) relevant part of my research has to do with the impact of agricultural management on the structure and functioning of farmland biological communities.

The Hard Life Of Female Offspring When Sharing Maternal Care With A Brother

In many polygynous species, males do not participate in brood care duties. Offspring frequently have long maternal dependence periods during which they receive protection and food from their mother. When a mother has more than one offspring and food is scarce, she has to decide whether to try to raise the whole brood or ensure