Sökning: "Sturnus vulgaris"

Hittade 3 avhandlingar innehållade orden Sturnus vulgaris.

  1. 1. Growth conditions and individual quality in starlings

    Författare :Martin Granbom; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Animal ecology; Djurekologi; cost of reproduction; individual quality; long-term effects; early condition; starling; Sturnus vulgaris;

    Sammanfattning : Variation in growth conditions during ontogeny may result in permanent differences in individual quality. This thesis focuses on how starlings are affected by environmental variation during the nestling period. Both landscape differences in food availability and experimental food supplementation affected survival and growth of nestlings. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Female reproductive strategies and sexual conflicts in a polygynous mating system

    Författare :Maria Sandell; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; female aggression; nestling feeding; intraspecific brood parasitism; mating system; parental investment; sexual conflict; intrasexual competition; Animal ecology; Djurekologi;

    Sammanfattning : In this thesis, I have investigated conflicts of interest in the facultatively polygynous European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) with a focus on female reproductive strategies. The extent to which males provided parental care was a key issue in understanding the mating system of the starling. LÄS MER

  3. 3. On starlings and farming: population decline, foraging strategies, cost of reproduction and breeding success

    Författare :Måns Bruun; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; breeding success; foraging strategies; intensification; agricultural methods; population decline; farmland bird; cost of reproduction; Animal ecology; Djurekologi;

    Sammanfattning : The European Starling Sturnus vulgaris as many other farmland bird species has been declining during the last decades. The cause of these declines is generally believed to be changes with in agricultural methods affecting breeding and survival of birds. LÄS MER