His current research focus is to study latitudinal differences in seasonal behaviors of dark eyed juncos and how different climatic factors might influence their migratory behavior and reproductive timing.
My current research interest is focused to study the migratory behavior and physiology of a model songbird species, the dark-eyed junco or ‘snowbird.
My research interest will address the neurological basis of flexibility in the timing of these annual events by exploring behavioral, physiological, and neuro-mechanistic mechanisms that underlie differences in the timing of migration and reproduction in two closely associated, seasonally sympatric populations of a passerine songbird, the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), one of which shows migratory behavior (Junco hyemalis hyemalis) and the other (Junco hyemalis carolinensis) of which remains resident.
Research: Migratory Behavior and Physiology of Birds
- mechanism(s) regulating seasonal preferences of migration and reproduction in Junco sub-species