• An integrative perspective

    We are a group of researchers connected by a same fascination, the study of animal behaviour. We combine an evolutionary ecology perspective with the study of the proximal physiological mechanisms that underpin evolutionary adaptations. This multidisciplinary approach allows us a more integrative understanding of evolutionary processes and also provides us with useful physiological tools to assess individual and population fitness. This kind of quantitative information is a basic need in the assessment of the effect of human activities on organisms, and allows us to monitor the threats posed by global change threats to the conservation of animal populations.


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What's New

  • Please welcome our new postdoc: Blanca Jimeno

    14/11/2020 - Blanca Jimeno has been awarded a Juan de la Cierva fellowship to work at the IREC lab with Lorenzo... learn more

  • The bird dawn chorus

    17/04/2020 - The bird dawn chorus has fascinated humans since ancient times, but still today numerous questions... learn more

  • Social relationships

    15/01/2020 - Under construction learn more

  • Birds increase vigilance and reduce feeding during peaks of aircraft noise

    07/07/2016 - Anti-predator vigilance may take a significant amount of time, leading to a trade-off between... learn more

  • Dancing with the ugliest: females mated with unattractive males are more stressed

    10/02/2016 - Mate choice is a complex process. Females dream with their own “Prince Charming”, but... learn more

  • Jaime Muriel got his Doctorate!

    18/01/2016 - Last 15th January was a great Day for the Behavioral Ecology and Endocrinology Lab, as Jaime Muriel... learn more