High temperatures suppress growth equally in male and female Southern Pied Babbler nestlings
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Amanda Bourne is a third-year PhD student at the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. She is based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and is working on a collaboration between two long-running Fitz research projects, the Hot Birds Research Project and the Pied Babbler Research Project. Together with supervisors Amanda Ridley, Susan Cunningham, and Claire Spottiswoode, Amanda’s research focuses on the potential for group living and cooperation to act as a buffer against negative impacts of environmental change. She is particularly interested in the effects of heat stress, and currently works with an habituated study population of Southern Pied Babblers in the Kalahari.
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