I examine the diversity of colors found in nature, to explore how selection has shaped animal coloration. I use comparative analysis, field and lab experimentation, and intraspecific museum-based studies to address these questions. These colors may serve as signals for animals, and can also inform us to about evolutionary patterns and how animals are responding to a changing world.
My interest in coloration is rivaled by my curiosity for the natural history of animals. There is still a great deal we do not understand about parental care and avian life history. I explore a variety of these topics with comparative analyses. These curiosities about the natural world spawned the fields of evolution, ecology, and animal behavior, and are fundamental for our continued advancement of science.
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