Melero Romero Pablo


I am a PhD student in the Evolutionary Ecology Department at the “Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales” (MNCN-CSIC), supervised by Judith Morales from MNCN-CSIC and Wendt Müller from the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

My thesis focuses on understanding the development and variation of adaptive social behaviour in animals during the early stages of their lives, along with its functional consequences. In this context, it is acknowledged that sociability can vary among individuals, influenced by the intrinsic ability to adjust behaviour through phenotype plasticity. Therefore, I will conduct individual-level studies during my thesis and subsequently incorporate complex network approaches, along with epigenetic and physiological analyses.

To achieve this, I will use the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) as a study model, an avian species that nests in nest-boxes within forested areas.