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behavioral ecologist , Zoology educator

Tomas Landete-Castillejos, Spanish behavioral ecologist, zoology educator. Member Association Study of Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology Society, American Society Naturalists.

Background

Landete-Castillejos, Tomas was born on March 22, 1967 in Albacete, Spain. Son of Emilio Landete and Maria Castillejos.

Education

Degree in biology, University Valencia, Spain, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University Nottingham, England, 1997.

Career

Lecturer in zoology University Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, since 1999, researcher National Game Research Institute, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on biology of lactation. Discoveries that milk composition is shaped by neonate, not by mother. Protein is the best predictor of growth, not energy or other component.

    Deer lactation is not described by one curve (standard lactation curve of animals) but by two (intake curve and production curve). First time the amount of milk stolen by alien offspring has been assessed in any animal. Once controlling for diet, which affects milk composition, two subspecies of deer differ in their milk composition, which in turn depends on calf birth weight, despite mothers having similal weight.

Membership

Member Association Study of Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology Society, American Society Naturalists.

Connections

father:
Emilio Landete

mother:
Maria Castillejos