18.01.2018

Research and collaboration

Research projects:

 

The evolution of animal reproductive strategies: a theoretical perspective

Animal species vary greatly in their reproductive habits. In some species, there are distinct classes of individuals specialised on reproducing or helping. In other species, all individuals strive to reproduce, but differ in their success to do so as they compete with each other. Additionally, the timing of reproduction varies between species, both in terms of individual lifetime schedules and in terms of the degree of synchronisation between individuals. In this project we develop theoretical models to study the evolutionary causes and consequences of this variation. These models will improve our understanding of natural diversity and stimulate empirical progress by predicting patterns that have yet to be investigated.