Global investigations on the sex roles evolution in shorebirds
Kristal Kostoglou is a PhD candidate at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research to date has explored the functions and costs of avian embryonic calling (chicks calling inside the egg before they hatch). Kristals’ honours thesis, which focused on the role of embryonic calling in the risk of egg depredation of shorebirds was published in Behavioral Ecology and was the first study to conduct acoustic surveys of shorebird eggs in the field and to assess their potential costs. Kristals’ PhD project has continued to explore embryonic communication among ground-nesting shorebirds. Her long-term goal is to conduct research that focuses on filling knowledge gaps for wildlife biodiversity, conservation and management.