Our research

The main goal of our laboratory is to understand the variation of the colours in the barn owls. This bord can vary from the white to reddish, with all shades in between. We combine disciplines of behavioural ecology, genetics and population genetics in order to study these colours.

 

 

 

A second project is the negociation among sibblings in the barn owl. When the parents are gone, the nestlings are talkingto know who will have the next prey.

 

 

 

 

Discover more details about these studies on the unil website of the groupe.

We are also studying behaviours of barn owls with GPS devices. We obtain information about prefered hunting area and we can study its movements.

 

 

 

 

More information about the barn owl in Switzerland here ! And about the barn owl in general here.

Presentation of the group- UNILTV

Sex and owls -UNILTV