Pietro D’Amelio

Pietro D’Amelio

Personal Jorney

I graduated in Biology (Ecology and Biodiversity) at the University of Pisa where I also completed my Master Degree in Conservation and Evolution. I did my Master project at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology of Seewiesen, Germany, in the department of Behavioral Neurobiology. I then decided to continue working in the very same department for my PhD after admission at the International School of Organismal Biology. After the completion of my PhD I joined the Sociable Weaver group through the Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Institut des Neurosciences Paris-Saclay, France. I then continued in the same group, joining the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, after being awarded a Claude Leon Fellowship. In January 2021 I moved to Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) in Montpellier, France after being awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship to work again with Sociable Weavers.

Research Interests

E-mail: pie.damelio@googlemail.com

Selected Publications

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=PpggkTYAAAAJ&hl=en

D’Amelio, P.B., Ferreira, A.C., Fortuna, R., Paquet, M., Silva, L.R., Theron, F., Doutrelant, C., Covas, R. (2021) Disentangling climatic and nest predator impact on reproductive output reveals adverse high- temperature effects regardless of helper number in an arid- region cooperative bird. Ecology Letters, 00, 1– 12. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13913

Villavicencio, C. P., Windley, H., D’Amelio, P. B., Gahr, M., Goymann, W., & Quispe, R. (2021). Neuroendocrine patterns underlying seasonal song and year-round territoriality in male black redstarts. Frontiers in zoology, 18(1), 1-15. Available from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-021-00389-x

Adreani, N. M., D’Amelio, P. B., Gahr, M., & ter Maat, A. (2020). Life-stage dependent plasticity in the auditory system of a songbird is signal and emitter-specific. Frontiers in Neuroscience 14, 1251

Carbeck K., DeMoranville K., D’Amelio P.B., Goymann G., Trost L., Pierce B., Bryła A, Dzialo M., Bauchinger U., McWilliams S. (2018) Environmental cues and dietary antioxidants affect breeding behavior and testosterone of male European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Hormones and Behavior 103, 36–44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.05.020

D’Amelio P.B., Trost L., ter Maat A. (2017) Vocal exchanges during pair formation and maintenance in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Frontiers in Zoology 14(1), 13; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-017-0197-x

D’Amelio P.B., Klumb. M., Adreani N.M., Gahr C.M., ter Maat A. (2017) Individual recognition of opposite sex vocalizations in the zebra finch. Scientific Reports 7(1), 5579; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-05982-x

Gill L.F.*, D’Amelio P.B.*, Adreani N.M.*, Sagunsky H., Gahr C.M., ter Maat A. (2016) A minimum-impact, flexible tool to study vocal communication of small animals with precise individual-level resolution. Methods Ecol Evol. , 7(11), 1349-1358; Available from: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/2041-210X.12610
*joint first authors

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