Research projects


The Seychelles Warbler Project’s main research interests are:


Evolution of cooperative breeding

Hannah Dugdale – Quantitative genetics of cooperative breeding behaviour

Sjouke Kingma – Costs of helping behaviour

Jildou van der Woude – Physiological consequences of different life-history strategies



Martijn Hammers – Causes of senescence in wild populations

Kat Bebbington – Telomeres as biomarkers of cost and quality


Personality and fitness

Hannah Edwards – Fitness consequences of personality


Consequences of diversity at immune loci

Danni Gilroy – Consequences of functional variation at immune loci


Genomics of translocated populations

Lewis Spurgin – Genomic approaches to conserving populations


Conservation biology

David Wright – Conservation Genetics: MHC Diversity

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