I study barn owls from an integrative perspective. My research line focuses on evolutionary endocrinology. I use techniques from endocrinology and molecular biology to behavioural observations. I am interested in questions related to stress (CORT), fitness and life history trade-offs.
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Glucocorticoid levels are linked to lifetime reproductive success and survival of adult barn owls.
2020/12. , 33 (12) pp. 1689-1703. Peer-reviewed., , , , ,
Expression of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptor genes co-varies with a stress-related colour signal in barn owls.
2019/11/01. , 283 p. 113224. Peer-reviewed., , , , ,
Baseline and stress-induced corticosterone levels are heritable and genetically correlated in a barn owl population.
2019/09. , 123 (3) pp. 337-348. Peer-reviewed., , , , ,
Differential fitness effects of moonlight on plumage colour morphs in barn owls.
2019/09. , 3 (9) pp. 1331-1340. Peer-reviewed., , , , , , , , , et al.,
Circulating testosterone and feather-gene expression of receptors and metabolic enzymes in relation to melanin-based colouration in the barn owl.
2017. , 250 pp. 36-45. Peer-reviewed., , , ,
Nocturnal, diurnal and bimodal patterns of locomotion, sibling interactions and sleep in nestling Barn Owls
2017. , 158 (4) pp. 1001-1012. Peer-reviewed., , , , , , , , , et al.,
Double brooding and offspring desertion in the barn owl (Tyto alba)
2016. , 47 (2) pp. 235-244. Peer-reviewed., ,
Social huddling and physiological thermoregulation are related to melanism in the nocturnal barn owl.
2016. , 180 (2) pp. 371-381. Peer-reviewed., , , , , , , ,
Agricultural land use and human presence around breeding sites increase stress-hormone levels and decrease body mass in barn owl nestlings.
2015. , 179 (1) pp. 89-101. Peer-reviewed., , , ,
Effect of the MC1R gene on sexual dimorphism in melanin-based colorations.
2015. , 24 (11) pp. 2794-2808. Peer-reviewed., , , , , , ,
Stronger transferability but lower variability in transcriptomic- than in anonymous microsatellites: evidence from Hylid frogs.
2014. , 14 (4) pp. 716-725. Peer-reviewed., , , ,