Cédric Frenette Dussault, a student from the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec) recently reaches the ECWP Ecology team to begin a PhD untitled: Plant community assembly prediction through an aggregated trait approach: application to the conservation of the Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata ndulata).
Recent results on Houbara breeding behaviour were presented at the 12th biennial congress of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE), held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, from August 9-15, 2008.
- Alternative mating strategies in the North African houbara bustard, Chlamydotis undulata undulata. Yves Hingrat, Lorraine Bourget and Loïc Lesobre.
- Courtship display behaviour honestly signals both semen quality and ‘good genes’ in a lekking bird species. Rémi Chargé, Michel Saint Jalme and Gabriele Sorci
- Manipulation of maternal investment in the houbara bustard, a vulnerable species. Adeline Loyau and Frédéric Lacroix.
Loïc Lesobre recently defended in the National Museum of Natural History of Paris its PhD untitled: Population genetic structure of the endangered houbara bustard. Implications for captive breeding management and reinforcement programs.