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Project: Adaptive maternal investment in relation ot environmental variation in teh Great Tit (Parus major)

01-OCT-07 – 30-SEP-11

Through controlled field experiments in a population of the Great Tit (Parus major) residing in the proximity of the city of Ghent, (i) the effect of food availability and pathogeny of the environment on maternal investment in egg yolk immune factors and sex-allocation, and (ii) the consequences of differential maternal investment on the offspring's fitness will be examined.