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Our group seeks to address major questions in evolutionary ecology. These range from: How do global patterns of biodiversity and species life history traits inform us about evolutionary processes? What accounts for the diversity of sexual size dimorphism across different species? What is the function of bright coloration in animals? And how do hormonal and genetic mechanisms of colour development relate to their evolutionary function?
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Field of research codes
Animal Behaviour (060801): Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302): Biological Adaptation (060303): Biological Sciences (060000): Ecology (060200): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205): Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309): Terrestrial Ecology (060208): Zoology (060800)
Project Title: Evolutionary drivers of ornamental coloration in male and female birds
Date Range: 2016 - 2020
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
199.101 Biology of Animals
246.101 Science and Sustainability
194.245 Animal Form and Function
232.707 Conservation Biology
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