My research program focuses on an integrative understanding of how the environment shapes the evolution of complex social behavior, especially reproductive strategies. I am particularly interested in the role of social behavior in population and evolutionary dynamics involving sexual selection, population differentiation, and adaptation to environmental change. Current collaborative projects at Hubbard Brook focus on behavioral and demographic responses of migratory birds to environmental change (warming springs, extended greening period) and the effects of changing food supplies on avian mating systems.
Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hubbard Brook Role:
“Characterizing Selection In Black-Throated Blue Warblers Using A Sexual Network Approach”. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30(12): 2177 - 2188. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jeb.13183/abstract.. 2017.
“A Comparative Assessment Of Snp And Microsatellite Markers For Assigning Parentage In A Socially Monogamous Bird”. Molecular Ecology Resources 17(2): 183 - 193. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1755-0998.12589/abstract.. 2017.
“Ecological And Social Factors Constrain Spatial And Temporal Opportunities For Mating In A Migratory Songbird”. The American Naturalist 189(3): 283 - 296. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/690203.. 2017.
“Experimental Food Supplementation Reveals Habitat-Dependent Male Reproductive Investment In A Migratory Bird”. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282(1803): 20142523. http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1803/20142523.. 2015.
“Reproductive Trade-Offs And Environmental Constraints In A Migratory Songbird”. Cornell University.. 2013.