Each year, I have the privilege to share my passion for research with many students. My research interests involve the evolution of natural colors and the role of those colors on interspecific interactions. I primarily study the colors of birds’ eggs. My research focus on eggs, and in particular the perception of those egg colors, has lead to advances in our understanding of co-evolutionary interactions. Students in my lab build on these questions and techniques within this and allied fields.
Graduate students develop experimental and theoretical tests of core concepts in ecology and evolution. These typically involve multiple components and the opportunity to collaborate with undergraduate research students.
Undergraduate students in my lab work gain hands-on training and run their own projects from inception to completion. Many students go on to publish their findings that help them secure exciting opportunities in the sciences.