Congratulations to Teresa Abaurrea for her LUOVA salaried doctoral candidate position!

Teresa has just started this position which will allow her to continue her PhD studies with Dr Rose Thorogood (University of Helsinki) and Dr Robert Thomson (University of Cape Town).

In her PhD Teresa is interested in better understanding how mothers prime their offspring for the social and environmental conditions they will encounter after birth. Teresa is studying the role of this mechanism on the adaptations the Common cuckoo nestlings display to extract as much care possible from its main host in Finland, the Common redstart.

Teresa is part of the Informed Birds Research Group, and her PhD has been funded by the Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the LUOVA doctoral programme (University of Helsinki funding).