Department of Theoretical Ecology
All forms of energy storing, dynamic modelling, game theory, speciation, hybrid zones, predator avoidance, life history in raptors
1. The evolution of energy storing in wintering birds. This can be in different time perspectives:
short - fat acquisition
medium - short term hoarding of food
long - long term hoarding of food
2. The Evolution of Spatial Memory
3. Parapatric Speciation and Hybrid Zones
Brodin A. and Haas F. 2008. Hybrid zone maintenance by non-adaptive mate choice. Evolutionary Ecology. In press.
Brodin A. and Bolhuis J.J. In press. Memory and brain in food storing birds: space oddities or adaptive specialisations? Ethology.
Purcell J and Brodin A. 2007. Factors influencing route choice by avian migrants: A dynamic programming model of Pacific brant migration. Journal of Theoretical Biology 249: 804-816.
Brodin A. and Clark, C. 2007. Resource storage and expenditure. Chapter 7, pp 221-269. In: Foraging, eds. Stephens D S, Brown J S, Ydenberg, R C.
Brodin A. 2007. Theoretical models of adaptive energy management in small wintering birds. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B 362: 1857-1871.
Brodin A and Haas F. 2006. Speciation by perception. Animal Behaviour 72: 139-146.
Brodin A. 2005. Mechanisms of cache retrieval in long-term hoarding birds. Journal of Ethology 23: 77-83.
Haas F and Brodin A. 2005. The crow Corvus corone hybrid zone in southern Denmark and northern Germany. Ibis 147: 649-656.
Brodin A. 2005. Hippocampus volume does not correlate to food hoarding rates in two closely related bird species, the Black-capped chickadee Poecile atricapilla and the Willow tit Parus montanus. The Auk 122: 819-828.
Lucas J.R., Brodin A., de Kort S.R. and Clayton N.S. 2004. Does hippocampal size correlate with the degree of caching specialization? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 271: 2423-2429.
Brodin A., Lundborg K. 2003. Rank-dependent hoarding effort in willow tits Parus montanus - a tests of theoretical predictions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54: 587-592.
Brodin A., Lundborg K. 2003. Is hippocampus volume affected by specialisation for food hoarding in birds? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 270: 1555-1563.
Brodin A., Jönsson K.I. and Holmgren N. 2003. Optimal energy allocation and behaviour in female raptorial birds during the nestling period. Ecoscience 10: 140-150.
Lundborg K. and Brodin A. 2003. The effect of dominance rank on fat deposition and food hoarding in the Willow Tit Parus montanus - an experimental test. Ibis 145: 78-82.
Brodin A. 2001. Mass-dependent predation and metabolic expenditure in wintering birds: is there a trade-off between different forms of predation? Animal Behaviour 62: 993-999.
Brodin A, Lundborg K and Clark, C. 2001. The effect of dominance on food hoarding: a game theoretical model. American Naturalist 157: 66-75.
Brodin A. 2000. Why do hoarding birds gain fat in winter in the wrong way - suggestions from a dynamic model. Behavioral Ecology 11: 27-39.
Brodin A., Olsson O. and Clark C.W. 1998. Modeling the breeding cycle of long-lived birds: Why do king penguins try to breed late. The Auk 115: 767-771.
Brodin A. and Clark C.W. 1997. Long-term hoarding in the Paridae - A dynamic model. Behavioral Ecology 8: 178-185.
Brodin A. and Ekman J. 1994. Benefits of food hoarding. Nature 372: 510.
Biology, Introductory Course (TEK290)
Modelling of Biological Systems (BIOS02)
Theoretical Ecology (BIOR30)
Address: Theoretical Ecology,
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