Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Mark E. Hauber
Academic Program Adviser
Nest sanitation, a behavior similar in motor pattern to egg ejection, has been proposed repeatedly as a potential pre-adaptation to foreign egg ejection in avian brood parasites hosts. We found no support for the sanitation hypothesis--therefore we suggest egg ejection may have evolved independently of sanitation.
Luro, Alec B., "Investigating the nest sanitation hypothesis in a rejecter species: is sanitation a proximate link, pre-adaptation, or by-product of egg ejection?" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.