• An integrative perspective

    We are a group of researchers connected by a same fascination, the study of animal behaviour. We combine an evolutionary ecology perspective with the study of the proximal physiological mechanisms that underpin evolutionary adaptations. This multidisciplinary approach allows us a more integrative understanding of evolutionary processes and also provides us with useful physiological tools to assess individual and population fitness. This kind of quantitative information is a basic need in the assessment of the effect of human activities on organisms, and allows us to monitor the threats posed by global change threats to the conservation of animal populations.


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  • Selection for increased female reproductive investment generates males that harm their female partners

    01/06/2023 - Selection can act in different ways in males and in females, and morphological, behavioural and... learn more

  • Does egg colour reflect female body condition in starlings?

    31/05/2022 - Is the colour of the shell of starling eggs related to the conditions of the female when laying?... learn more

  • Being a floater: decision or constraint?

    16/05/2022 - In most wild populations, we can find a type of individual who receives one of the most poetic and... learn more

  • Sound tapestries

    03/02/2022 - This text (In Spanish only, my apologies) was written for the anthology compiled for the 250... learn more

  • Snake mimicry by birds

    28/10/2021 - Hole-nesting tits belonging to the family Paridae produce a hissing display that resembles the... learn more

  • Does noise or urban living affect tree sparrow growing patterns?

    09/07/2021 - Noise pollution is widespread and includes traffic noise (both terrestrial, aerial, and maritime),... learn more