Zona de estudio de aves silvestres

Cantarero Alejandro

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Investigación

My main research interests lie in the behavioral and evolutionary ecology areas with different bird species as models. My research mostly focuses on proximate mechanisms subject to sexual and natural selection processes, such as parent-offspring conflict, sex allocation theory and life-history evolution. At the beginning of my postdoctoral stage, I focused my attention on the study of those mechanisms involved in the expression of carotenoid-based ornaments and the role of the respiratory chain complexes on sexual colorations and phenotypes. This is a promising research line that is placed on a hot topic, the evolution of reliable signals independent of resource-based evolutionary trade-offs.