Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Thorogood, Rose
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Informed movement: how social information shapes the coevolutionary outcomes of range expansion
Beslutnr 333803
Beslutsdatum 27.05.2020
Finansierings period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Finansiering 498 859
Beskrivning av projektet
While many species are declining with climate change, others are expanding their distributions. These changes have important consequences: some species escape old enemies, while others moving into new areas are exposed to novel threats. The propensity to move is likely to vary among individuals, however; ‘shy’ animals may remain close to home while ‘bold’ individuals move. This means that who individuals interact with may be strikingly different in new locations. In this project we will test if these ‘social environments’ help or hinder species to move and respond to threats. We will focus on reed warblers, a small bird that inhabits wetlands across Europe but has recently expanded into southern Finland. It is a favourite host of cuckoos but it has escaped this enemy here (for now). We will act like cuckoos ourselves and manipulate the social environment using models and song playbacks to establish if it is neighbours that determine the success of moving to new locations.