The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

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Kingfisher diversification

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Project title: 
Diversification and adaptation of Kingfishers
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Object of research: 
Birds

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In this project we analyze the diversification and adaptation of kingfishers (Alcedinidae). This study is the first to consider morphological and ecological differentiations of kingfishers on family level. We focus specifically on bill morphology which we investigate using different analytical methods. The aim of this project is to draw phylogenetically relevant conclusions (including molecular and biogeographic data) explaining the occurrence of specific body plans and feeding habits as well as the occurrence of certain species in different habitats.

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PhD candidate
Museum Education
+49 228 9122-431
+49 228 9122-212
b.wasiljew [at] leibniz-zfmk.de