The effect of climate change on great tits

This new study relates two much-discussed topics: “A model approach to project the start of egg laying of Great Tit (Parus major L.) in response to climate change,” Frank-M. Chmielewski, Klaus Blümel, Carina Scherbaum-Heberer, Bettina Koppmann-Rumpf, Karl-Heinz Schmidt, International Journal of Biometeorology, vol. 57, no. 2, March 2013, pp 287-297. (Thanks to investigator Tom Gill […]

Promiscuity, Paternity and Personality in the Great Tit

A new study further feeds humanity’s insatiable hunger for news about the birds called great tits: “Promiscuity, Paternity and Personality in the Great Tit,” Samantha C. Patrick, Joanne R. Chapman, Hannah L. Dugdale, John L. Quinn and Ben C. Sheldon, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 279, 2012, pp. 1724-1730.  The authors, at the […]