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Dr Ian Hartley

Senior Lecturer

Ian Hartley

LEC Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YQ

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 592566


Research Interests

Behavioural ecology - the study of how an animal's ecology and behaviour influence its ability to pass on its genes, either through its own offspring or via close relatives. More specifically I am interested in family interactions in birds with particular emphasis on mate choice and parental care. Birds provide excellent systems for studying these interactions because individuals are relatively easy to observe and the different components of the costs and benefits can be quantified. My earlier work focused mostly on sexual conflict between parents by trying to understand how parentage and parental care interact in polygynous and polyandrous matings. More recently, I have become interested in other within-family interactions, such as parent-offspring conflict and sibling competition.
  • Published

    Hatching asynchrony decreases the magnitude of parental care in domesticated Zebra Finches: empirical support for the peak load reduction hypothesis

    Mainwaring, M. C., Lucy, D. & Hartley, I. R. 06/2014 In : Ethology. 120, 6, p. 577-585 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    Clutch-size variation in Western Palaearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design

    Hartley, I. R. & 85 others Moller, A. P., Adriaensen, F., Artemyev, A., Banbura, J., Barba, E., Biard, C., Blondel, J., Bouslama, Z., Bouvier, J-C., Camprodon, J., Cecere, F., Chaine, A., Charmantier, A., Charter, M., Cichon, M., Cusimano, C., Czeszczewik, D., Doligez, B., Doutrelant, C., Dubiec, A., Eens, M., Eeva, T., Faivre, B., Ferns, P. N., Forsman, J. T., Garcia-del-Rey, E., Goldshtein, A., Goodenough, A. E., Gosler, A. G., Gozdz, I., Gregoire, A., Gustafsson, L., Heeb, P., Hinsley, S. A., Isenmann, P., Jacob, S., Jarvinen, A., Juskaitis, R., Kania, W., Korpimaki, E., Krams, I., Laaksonen, T., Leclercq, B., Lehikoinen, E., Loukola, O., Lundberg, A., Mainwaring, M. C., Mand, R., Massa, B., Mazgajski, T. D., Merino, S., Mitrus, C., Monkkonen, M., Morales-Fernaz, J., Moreno, J., Morin, X., Nager, R. G., Nilsson, J-A., Nilsson, S. G., Norte, A. C., Orell, M., Perret, P., Perrins, C. M., Pimentel, C. S., Pinxten, R., Priedniece, I., Quidoz, M-C., Remes, V., Richner, H., Robles, H., Russell, A., Rytkonen, S., Carlos Senar, J., Seppanen, J. T., da Silva, L. P., Slagsvold, T., Solonen, T., Sorace, A., Stenning, M. J., Toeroek, J., Tryjanowski, P., van Noordwijk, A. J., von Numers, M., Walankiewicz, W. & Lambrechts, M. M. 04/2014 In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5, 4, p. 353-362 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published

    Adaptive latitudinal variation in Common Blackbird Turdus merula nest characteristics

    Mainwaring, M. C., Deeming, D. C., Jones, C. I. & Hartley, I. R. 03/2014 In : Ecology and Evolution. 4, 6, p. 841-851 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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