Department of Evolutionary Ecology

We investigate the behavioural ecology, dietary physiology and life history of wildlife, determine the Darwinian fitness consequences of reproductive tactics (such as sexual selection and sperm competition) and of anthropogenic and environmental pressures, and assess the value and the human use of biological resources. For our research we combine a wide spectrum of modern field methods and laboratory analytic. These include satellite and storage telemetry for simultaneous localization and record of behavioural patterns, analytical methods such as portable gas chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy, stable isotope analysis, standard methods of nutrition physiology, modern methods of behavioural observation and video analysis, standardized questionnaires and other methods of social science research.