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Anna Gamero

Curriculum vitae

  • PhD. position at the Department of Sociobiology and Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany: “Social system and communication of White-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata)” (2009 - present)
  • Research officer Birdwatch Ireland: “Breeding Dunlin (Calidris alpina) ecology” (2008)
  • Msc. Degree in Experimental Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain: “Arthropod availability as a limiting factor in the breeding behavior of the Little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) in Lleida, Spain” (2007)
  • Bachelor degree in Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain (2006)
  • Exchange year at the Department of Biology University of Oulu, Finland (2003-2004)
  • Field ornithologist and research assistant for several projects at the University of Girona, University of Oulu, Catalan Institute of Ornithology, University of Vienna and University of Barcelona. (2002-2007)


  • Social systems
  • Parental care
  • Cooperation
  • Communication


  • Erasmus grant for exchange students, University of Barcelona 2003-2004
  • Volkswagen Stiftung, Doctoral fellowship “Evolutionary Biology” 2010-2013


  • Sociedad Española de Etología (SEE)
  • Institut Català d’Ornitologia (ICO)


Gamero A, Senar JC, Hohtola E, Nilsson J-Â, Broglis J (2015) Population differences in the structure and coloration of great tit contour feathers Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114: 82–91.
Gamero A, Kappeler PM (2015) Slow development of foraging skills and parental costs of family-living in a semi-precocial, non-cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 1301-1309.
Gamero A, Kappeler PM (2015) Always together: mate guarding or predator avoidance as determinants of group cohesion in white-breasted mesites? Journal of Avian Biology 46(4): 378-384.
Gamero A, Székely T, Kappeler PM (2014) Delayed juvenile dispersal and monogamy, but no cooperative breeding in white-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68(1): 73-83
Gamero A, Buser A, Kappeler PM (2013) Characterization of 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci for white-breasted mesites (Mesitornis variegata). Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 553-554.
Lapiedra O, Ponjoan A, Gamero A Bota G, Mañosa S (2011) Brood ranging behaviour and breeding success of the threatened little bustard in an intensified cereal farmland area. Biological Conservation 144: 2882-2890.
Broggi J, Gamero A, Hohtola E, Orell M, Nilsson J-Å (2011) Interpopulation Variation in Contour Feather Structure Is Environmentally Determined in Great Tits. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24942.
Suddaby D., Gamero A., McNaghten L., Thompson L. & Newton SF. 2008. Research of breeding Dunlin (Calidris alpina) ecology associated with machair and upland NATURA 2000 sites in NW Mayo. Irish birds 8(3): 483-484.

Anna Gamero

Anna Gamero

Abteilung Soziobiologie/Anthropologie
Universität Göttingen
Kellnerweg 6
D - 37077 Göttingen
Telefon: +49 551 39 7345
Fax: +49 551 39 7299
Email: agamero(at)gwdg.de