He joined the Institute following a postdoctoral research associate with the Indiana University Department of Biology, where he investigated environmental cues and internal mechanisms that determine when birds breed and migrate.
Fudickar’s past research focused on how different environments promote different reproductive strategies in migratory birds, and on understanding the factors that promote variations in migratory behaviors.
One ongoing study using this technology examines an effect of urbanization by comparing birds exposed to artificial light to those that are only exposed to sunlight.
Research in the Fudickar laboratory broadly aims to understand the ability of animals to adapt to changes in climate and habitat.
Skills and Expertise:
- Animal Physiology
- Ecology and Evolution
- Behavioral Physiology
- Reproductive Biology
- Physiological Ecology
- Animal Ecology
- Animal Behavior
In addition to designing tailor-made tracking solutions, Fudickar studies the timing of animals’ migration and reproduction to help determine which species may be more vulnerable to climate change and what threats migratory populations might pose to humans.
- regulation of seasonal traits