Avian sex allocation and ornamental coloration
: A study on blue tits

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis deals with the consequences of the two main problems that virtually all sexually reproducing organisms are facing: i) how to find a suitable mate; and once mated; ii) how much to invest in the production of male versus female offspring.
Date of Award2006
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
SponsorsUniversity of Groningen & Avantes
SupervisorJan Komdeur (Supervisor), Rudolf Drent (Supervisor) & Serge Daan (Supervisor)

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