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Rita Covas

Rita Covas

Principal Researcher

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Liliana Silva (2016) An investigation of the physiological costs of social dominance in a colonial, cooperative passerine. Mestrado em Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução. Supervisor: Rita Covas Co-supervisor: Claire Doutrelant, CNRS and Sophie Lardy, PFIAO-UCT
Rita Fortuna (2016) Do females manipulate the amount of care provided by other individuals via maternal effects? Mestrado em Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução. Supervisor: Rita Covas Co-supervisor: Claire Doutrelant, CNRS and Matthieu Paquet, University of Edinburgh
André Marques Condeço Ferreira (2015) Benefits and costs of helpers: investigating the underlying mechanisms. Master in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution. University of Porto. Supervisor: Rita Covas.
Margaux Rat (2015) The role of dominance in maintaining cooperation in the sociable weaver Philetairus socius. University of Cape Town Supervisor: Rita Covas Co-Supervisors: C. Doutrelant, R. van Dijk and P.G. Ryan 
Sofia Santos (2015) The effect of helping presence on maternal allocation in a cooperatively breeding bird. University of Lisbon Supervisor: Rita Covas
Lara Broom (2013) The effect of helpers on the post-fledging period of cooperatively breeding bird, the sociable weaver. Department of Biology, University of Porto. Supervisor: Rita Covas
Matthieu Paquet (2013) Maternal effects and life history trade-offs in a cooperative breeder, the sociable weaver (Philetairus socius). University of Montpellier. Supervisor: Rita Covas Co-supervisor: Claire Doutrelant
Jennifer Morinay (2012) Evolution of song in island birds. Department of Life and Health Sciences, AgroParistech. Supervisor: Claire Doutrelant and Rita Covas
André Ferreira (2000) Cooperation and Personality in the Sociable Weaver. University of Porto. Supervisor: Rita Covas. Co-supervisor:Claire Doutrelant, CNRS
Kyle Lloyd (2000) The effect of nest predation on population dynamics: an experimental approach.Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town.  Supervisor: Rita Covas Co-supervisor: Res Altwegg, University of Cape Town
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