Jesús Martínez-Padilla - Behavioural and evolutionary ecologist
Main collaborator: Dr. Juan A. Fargallo.
I am interested in how maternal effects might mediate sex-dependent interactions in offspring, where we found that embryo development differed between males and females . We also described sex-dependent maternal allocation in eggs within the laying sequence to control sibling competition , perhaps to minimise sex-dependent stress due to sibling competition during the nestling period [3, 11]. Along the line of previous research, I am also interested in how environmental conditions, mainly prelaying food conditions, determine maternal investment [6, 11].
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