Unia Europejska

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Behavioural Ecology Unit

Museum and Institute of Zoology

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Main research interests

My research focuses on behavioural and evolutionary ecology of birds and insects. I am particularly interested in how intra- and inter-specific interactions shape the evolution of life-history traits.

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alfredo_Attisano


Research projects

Nestlings’ phenotypic polymorphism and co-evolutionary arms race in a host-brood parasite system in New Caledonia. NCN 2016/23/B/NZ8/03082. With Jörn Theuerkauf and Roman Gula

Mate choice and family formation in a cooperatively breeding bird. NCN 2018/29/B/NZ8/02312. With Jörn TheuerkaufRoman Gula, Magdalena Zagalska-Neubauer and Ralph Kühn 



Attisano, A., Thiel, F., Sato, N., Okahisa, Y., Bolopo, D., Tanaka, K.D., Kuehn, R., Gula, R., Ueda, K. and Theuerkauf, J., 2019. Breeding biology of the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus. Journal of ornithology 160: 91-103


De Gasperin O., Duarte A., English S., Attisano A. and Kilner R.M. 2019. The early‐life environment and individual plasticity in life‐history traits. Ecology & Evolution 9: 339-351


Attisano A., Sato N.J., Tanaka K., Okahisa Y., Kuehn R., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2018. Visual discrimination of polymorphic nestlings in a cuckoo-host system. Scientific Reports 8: 10359


Bojarska K., Kuehn R., Gazda M.A., Sato N.J., Okahisa Y., Tanaka K., Attisano A., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2018. Mating system and extra-pair paternity in the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus. PLoS ONE 13: e0194059


Kilner R.M., Boncoraglio G., Henshaw J.M., Jarrett B.J.M, De Gasperin O., Attisano A., Kokko H. 2015. Parental effects alter the adaptive value of an adult behavioural trait. eLife 4: e07340


Attisano, A., Kilner R.M. 2015. Parental effects and flight behaviour in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. Animal Behaviour 108: 91-100


Attisano, A., Murphy J.T., Vickers A., Moore P.J. 2015. A simple flight mill for the study of tethered flight in insects. Journal of Visualized Experiments 106: e53377


Attisano, A., T. Tregenza, A.J. Moore and P.J. Moore 2013. Oosorption and migratory strategy of the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus. Animal Behaviour 86: 651-657


Attisano, A., A.J. Moore and P.J. Moore 2012. Reproduction-longevity trade-offs reflect diet, not adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 873-880


Moore, P.J. and Attisano, A. 2011. Oosorption in response to poor food: complexity in the trade-off between reproduction and survival. Ecology & Evolution 1: 37-45