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Name
Dr. Beate Apfelbeck
Home institution

Paris Lodron University Salzburg

Evolutionary Zoology

Department of Conservation Biology
Email
beateanna.apfelbeck@sbg.ac.at
Thematic focus
conservation
conservation biology
animal ecology
Biography

The main aim of my work is to understand basic relationships between behaviour, hormones and reproductive success and how these relationships vary on a seasonal basis and in different environments. I am using birds as model systems to study the role of the steroid hormones testosterone and corticosterone as mediators of reproductive behaviours (e.g. territorial behaviour, song and parental care). My study sites lie in tropical East Africa and in temperate Europe.