Sara Kaiser

Cornell University
Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY 14850
Email: 
sak275@cornell.edu
Hubbard Brook Role: 
Investigator
Research Interests: 

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.