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Project title
Why not reproduce? Fitness consequences of reproductive decisions.
Contact name
Julia Schroeder
Project based at
Silwood Park (Imperial)
Project description
Some birds, even if possible, do not reproduce in their first year. This is puzzling as it is intuitively costly in terms of life-time fitness. This project will use the long-term Lundy sparrow database to investigate the fitness costs and benefits of a sparrow's reproductive decision to not breed in their first (or later) years. This will help elucidate the fitness consequences of different reproductive strategies.
Additional requirements
Statistical analyses, relational databases, R, sql
Available support
We hold between one and two meetings a week to monitor progress and provide training.
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