Prof. Dr. Leonida Fusani

Leonida Fusani

Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
Head of Ornithology
Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Savoyenstr. 1a
A-1160 Vienna

T +43 (1) 25077 7320
F +43 (1) 25077 94 7320

E-Mail to Leonida Fusani [Link 1]

Projects

  • Evolutionary neurobiology of courtship displays [Link 2]
    How did sexual selection lead to the evolution of elaborate courtship displays?  And how do females select their mates on the basis of these displays? Male courtship and female choice are the two key factors determining reproductive success – no copulation, no offspring. We are studying the proximate and ultimate causes of courtship displays in the field and in the laboratory.

  • Physiological adaptations and decision-making during migration [Link 3]
    Many migratory species adopt a stop-and-go strategy: long distance flights are alternated to stopovers, during which birds rest and refuel.  We are studying how hormones and food regulate stopover duration in response to physiological conditions. Our aim is to understand how stopover decisions are made, i.e. how bird know when to stay and when to go.

Publications

Publications [Link 4]

  

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