Informed habitat selection decisions in songbirds

PI: Jakub Szymkowiak

Co-investigators: Lechosław Kuczyński, Robert L. Thomson

Description: In this project, we investigate various aspects of social and non-social information use for habitat selection decisions in songbirds, using the wood warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) as a model species. Currently, we are focusing on: (1) interactions between habitat and social cues; (2) mechanisms of risk-averse habitat selection behavior in fluctuating, pulse-driven environments; and (3) the effects of decision-making at the level of the individual on population dynamics.

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