Metabolic patterns are explained by season and phylogeny
About the author
Krista completed her Honours BSc at Dalhousie University in Canada before moving to South Africa from 2015 to 2019 to complete and MSc and PhD (at Nelson Mandela University and Rhodes University) studying Cape Rockjumpers. Her thesis involved examinations mainly of temperature effects on Rockjumpers including physiology (cold responses as here, heat responses, and comparisons of adult to juveniles), behavior, reproductive success (nest failure and provisioning), and population genetics. She is now working on publishing the remaining data, applying for post-doctoral opportunities, and helping with the promotional materials for the Cape Rockjumper as BirdLife South Africa’s 2021 Bird of the Year.
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