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Dr. Sabine Spehn
Dr. Sabine Spehn
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Phone: +49 8157 932-421
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Jennifer Golbol
Jennifer Golbol
Press and Public Relation Officer
Phone: +49 7732 1501-25
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Press Releases

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Mutation speeds up sperm of zebra finches

July 17, 2017
Gene inversion gives reproductive advantage to zebra finches [more]
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Reptile vocalization is surprisingly flexible

May 30, 2017
Phenotypic plasticity of gecko calls reveals the complex communication of lizards [more]
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Speed Dating: Promiscuous pectoral sandpipers sample breeding sites along thousands of kilometres

January 09, 2017
The shorebirds have a huge breeding range across the Arctic [more]
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“We still know far too little about bird flu”

December 31, 2016
Wolfgang Fiedler, an ornithologist at the Radolfzell Ornithological Station, pleads for more research leading to a better understanding of transmission paths [more]

How parents divide their duties

November 23, 2016
Parents need to synchronize the care for their offspring. This leads to extreme and unexpected diversity in how parents attend their nest in shorebirds, finds an international team led by Max Planck researchers. Some pairs switched duties 20 times a day, while in others one parent sat on the nest for up to 50 hours. The key factor underlying this variation is risk of predation, not risk of starvation. Surprisingly, the rhythm of nest attendance often did not follow the 24-h day.    [more]
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