Research in my lab is currently focused on parental care and development in birds, including such issues as sex differences in development and behavior, mechanisms of parental food allocation, factors affecting food choice and feeding patterns of parent birds, responses to brood parasites (i.e. other birds), sibling interactions and relationships. Both wild passerines and parakeets in the aviary are under study. Undergraduate research opportunities are not limited to birds, however; both human and insect behavior has been studied recently.
Contact Anne B. Clark, ext. 7-6228.
Preference given to those with courses in animal behavior and/or ecology and/or evolution. An ability to work and think very independently, to discuss ideas with others, and to take responsibility for research animals is essential.
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