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Sibling effects in European rabbits: a lifetime perspective

Last update: : Monday 12 March 2018, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: Heiko Rödel, Univ. Paris XIII
Date: Thursday 5th of April 2018, 13:00-14:30
Place: IPHC, Amphithéâtre Grünewald, bâtiment 25

Most mammals grow up in the company of siblings, and frequently spend far more time with them than with their mother or with other care givers. But still little attention has been given to sibling effects by scientists interested in the origins of individual differences, and in particular during and across different life history stages. In our research program, we mainly focus on studies on the European rabbit both in the laboratory and under quasi-natural conditions. Our studies indicate that early developmental differences among sibling including the interactions among them can have considerable long-term consequences on survival and reproduction and can contribute to the emergence of different behavioural types.