The Hungarian government recently opened up a new funding stream called “ÉLVONAL” to support cutting edge research across all scientific fields (Nature 551: 425-426).

Our team was one of the 12 winners.

This website will showcase our 5-year project testing the key hypotheses of breeding system evolution through the use of behavioural, genomic, immunological, and demographic approaches. Our research focuses on shorebirds (i.e., plovers, sandpipers, and allies) that exhibit an unusual diversity of mating systems and parental care.