Nests, eggs and chicks: reproduction in a changing world. BOU annual conference

Within bird life histories, breeding events represent an opportunity to measure some of the fundamental drivers of population and evolutionary processes. It is a crucially important life stage that has heavy energetic demands on parents and offspring, and its consequences can be felt throughout the lifetime of the individuals involved. For offspring, the maternal and environmental effects of their rearing conditions influence their phenotype which determines their competitive and reproductive success later in life. For adults, the investment in offspring brings great rewards but also incurs costs that might carry-over for years. An understanding of the key components of reproductive success can provide important insights into the mechanisms of change and any potential associated limitations.

Nottingham, 12.04.2022 – 14.04.2022


Important notice

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty that event organisers have to work with, we have decided to switch this conference to a virtual event on the same dates, 12 – 14 April. The programme linked to below is for guidance only, as we will rearrange the session acrosss the three days and re-post a new programme in due course. We hope to open registration for the Zoom event in early February.

Additional information

Provisional programme (guide only).

Alfred Newton's lecture.

Keynote presenters.


Source: https://bou.org.uk/event/avian-reproduction-bou2022/

 


Submitted by Michael Romanov

Modified: Jan. 20, 2022, 8:46 p.m.

General information

Within bird life histories, breeding events represent an opportunity to measure some of the fundamental drivers of population and evolutionary processes. It is a crucially important life stage that has heavy energetic demands on parents and offspring, and its consequences can be felt throughout the lifetime of the individuals involved. For offspring, the maternal and environmental effects of their rearing conditions influence their phenotype which determines their competitive and reproductive success later in life. For adults, the investment in offspring brings great rewards but also incurs costs that might carry-over for years. An understanding of the key components of reproductive success can provide important insights into the mechanisms of change and any potential associated limitations.

Dates: 12.04.2022 – 14.04.2022.

Place: Nottingham, Великобритания.

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