Institution or affiliation:
Department of Biology, Lund University
I studied how the ISS pathway influences the life-history decisions of Bearded Tits Panurus biarmicus during my PhD at the University of Debrecen. Since then, within the confines of the ÉLVONAL Shorebird Science Project, I investigated the effect of sperm competition on breeding success and parental care and the underlying mechanisms of this process. Recently, I have been studying the possible mechanism behind hatching failure in urban and rural environments (eg. pollution-driven DNA damage in gametes) in passerines as a postdoc at the University of Lund, Sweden.
During the last few years, I have been committed to strengthening the community of the Fledglings, by organizing meetings and sharing undergraduate/graduate positions and possibilities to attend courses in social media groups dedicated to the Fledglings to help their future careers. Over the past few years of talking to fellow early career researchers, I have gained information about their needs, doubts, and basic questions about science, and other possibilities regarding future jobs. I will dedicate my time as an EOU council member to help find the answers to those questions.
by Martin Muir | Nov 10, 2023