Sex role evolution: testing the impacts of ecology, demography and genes“, in short ÉLVONAL SHOREBIRD SCIENCE is an international project run from Hungary and funded by Hungarian government stream called “ÉLVONAL” to support cutting edge research across all scientific fields (Nature 551: 425-426).

This website is presenting 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, with data being collected by dozens of connected research teams across the globe.

ELVONAL map 2022-4-4

header image photo credit – Anurag Mishra