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Donald Blomqvist

Researcher (PhD), Animal Ecology
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Tel: 46 (0)31-786 34 60 | donald.blomqvist@bioenv.gu.se

Research interests

Conservation biology, behavioural and evolutionary ecology, life-history evolution. For example:

  • Dynamics, genetics and survival of small populations
  • Social and genetic mate choice
  • Parental care
  • Ageing processes 

Read more about my research here

Selected publications

Pauliny A, Larsson K & Blomqvist D (2012). Telomere dynamics in a long-lived bird, the barnacle goose. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:257 (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/12/257).

Flodin L-Å & Blomqvist D (2012). Divorce and breeding dispersal in the dunlin Calidris alpina: support for the better option hypothesis? Behaviour 149: 67-80.

Anmarkrud J A, Kleven O, Augustin J, Bentz K H, Blomqvist D, Fernie K J, Magrath M J L, Pärn H, Quinn J S, Robertson R J, Szép T, Tarof S, Wagner R H & Lifjeld, J T (2011). Factors affecting germline mutations in a hypervariable microsatellite: A comparative analysis of six species of swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae). Mutation research - Fundamental and molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis 708: 37-43.

Olsson M, Pauliny A, Wapstra E, Uller T, Schwartz T & Blomqvist D (2011). Sex differences in sand lizard telomere inheritance: Paternal epigenetic effects increases telomere heritability and offspring survival. PLoS ONE 6: e17473 (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017473).

Olsson M, Pauliny A, Wapstra E, Uller T, Schwartz T, Miller E & Blomqvist D (2011). Sexual differences in telomere selection in the wild. Molecular Ecology 20: 2085-2099.

Olsson M, Pauliny A, Wapstra E & Blomqvist D (2010). Proximate determinants of telomere length in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis). Biology Letters 6: 651-653.

Blomqvist D, Pauliny A, Larsson M & Flodin L-Å (2010). Trapped in the extinction vortex? Strong genetic effects in a declining vertebrate population. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 33 (open access: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/10/33).

Pauliny A, Larsson M & Blomqvist D (2008). Nest predation management: Effects on reproductive success in endangered shorebirds. Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 1579-1583.

Silverin B, Wingfield J, Stokkan K-A, Massa R, Järvinen A, Andersson N-Å, Lambrechts M, Sorace A & Blomqvist D (2008). Ambient temperature effects on photo induced gonadal cycles and hormonal secretion patterns in great tits from three different breeding latitudes. Hormones and Behavior 54: 60-68.

Pauliny A, Wagner RH, Augustin J, Szép T & Blomqvist D (2006). Age-independent telomere length predicts fitness in two bird species. Molecular Ecology 15: 1681-1687.

Blomqvist D, Fessl B, Hoi H & Kleindorfer S (2005). High frequency of extra-pair fertilisations in the moustached warbler, a songbird with a variable breeding system. Behaviour 142: 1133-1148.

Blomqvist D, Andersson M, Küpper C, Cuthill I C, Kis J, Lanctot R B, Sandercock B K, Székely T, Wallander J & Kempenaers B (2002). Genetic similarity between mates and extra-pair parentage in three species of shorebirds. Nature 419: 613-615.

Blomqvist D, Johansson O C & Götmark F (1997). Parental quality and egg size affect chick survival in a precocial bird, the lapwing Vanellus vanellus. Oecologia 110: 18-24.

Blomqvist D, Johansson O C, Unger U, Larsson M & Flodin L-Å (1997). Male aerial display and reversed sexual size dimorphism in the dunlin. Animal Behaviour 54: 1291-1299.

Götmark F, Blomqvist D, Johansson O C & Bergkvist J (1995). Nest site selection: A trade-off between concealment and view of the surroundings? Journal of Avian Biology 26: 305-312.


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