I have been awarded a Veni fellowship from the Netherlands organisation for scientific research. This means that the next 4 years I will investigate the relationship between ageing and social behaviour in birds. Questions I will focus on include whether help provided by family members leads to delayed ageing in the recipients of help and how long lifespan can stimulate the evolution of helping and other social behaviours.
On this blog I will provide updates on my research
The Seychelles warbler, the subject of the research