Video blog: Taking over the nest: when parasite chicks are brought up by cavity nesting hosts
Cuckoos, parasitic birds that lay their eggs in the nests of other species who then raise their young, have become a classic model of host-parasite coevolution. This video summarises new research, recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, that extends the study of this classic paradigm to a cavity nesting host, the common redstart.
Chris is the Editor of BMC Cell Biology, BMC Ecology, and BMC Evolutionary Biology. Before joining BioMed Central in 2012, he did a PhD at the University of Glasgow and post-doctoral research at Iowa State University.