Renee Duckworth Lab :: Ecology and Evolution :: University of Arizona
         

Current group:

Renee Duckworth (PI)
Georgy Semenov | postdoc
Kelly Hallinger | postdoc
Ahva Potticary | grad
Kathryn Chenard | grad
Chris Seliga | tech
Caitlin Gill | tech
Nicole Jerome | undergrad
Megan Jacobson | undergrad
Taylor Bobowski | undergrad

Alumni:

Chris Gurguis | grad
Stepfanie Aguillon | grad
Ellen Ouelette | tech
Allison Byrd | tech
Sarah Hanauer | tech
Sean Schroff | tech
Selene Fregosi | tech
Jordan Veal | tech
Virginia Belloni | postdoc
Nerissa Hall | undergrad
Tayler LaSharr | UBRP

L. Sreenivasan | undergrad
Judy Quach | undergrad
Tyler MacMaster | undergrad
Laura Kennedy | tech
Robert Kirkham | honor
Samantha Barnett | undergrad
Annika Anderson | BASIS

Funding:
NSF CAREER Pop & Comm Ecol, DEB-1350107

NSF REU Pop & Comm Ecol, DEB-1620183

New papers:

Duckworth RA & Semenov, G. 2017. Hybridization associated with cycles of ecological succession in a passerine bird. American Naturalist, in press.

Duckworth, RA. 2017. Reconciling the tension between behavioral change and stability. In D. S. Wilson & S. C. Hayes (Eds.), Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: A Reunification. New Harbinger Publications. In press.

Duckworth RA, Belloni, V & Anderson, SR. (2015) Cycles of species replacement emerge from locally induced maternal effects on offspring behavior in a passerine bird. Science 374: 875-877.

Duckworth, R. A. (2015) Neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying behavioral stability: implications for the evolutionary origin of personality. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1360: 54-74

Aguillon SM & Duckworth RA. (2015) Kin aggression and resource availability influence phenotype-dependent dispersal in a passerine bird. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 69: 625-633.

Duckworth RA & Aguillon, SM. (2015) Eco-evolutionary dynamics: Investigating multiple causal pathways linking changes in behavior, population density and natural selection. J. of Ornithology 156: 115-124

Upcoming talks:

-Plenary Lecture, European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Groningen, The Netherlands (August 2017)

Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology"Cause and Process in Evolution", Vienna, Austria (May 2017)

- Denver Museum of Nature and Science (November 2016)

- Tucson Audubon Living with Nature Series, Green Valley, AZ (December 2016)

-Florida State University, Biological Sciences Colloquium, Grad Student Speaker (December 2016)

-Theodosia Hadley Lecture, Western Michigan University (April 2016)

-Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (March 2016)

-University of Chicago, Department of Ecology & Evolution (February 2016)

-Symposium "The role of animal personality in speciation" American Society of Naturalists, Asilomar (January 2016)

-University of Nebraska, School of Biological Sciences, (September 2015)

-University of Minnesota, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, (Nov 2014)

 

Editorial:

Evolutionary Ecology Associate Editor

Service:

Councilor, Amiercan Ornithological Society, 2016-2019

Media:

- Nature: Research Highlights (2015)
- CBS News (2015)
- Science Podcast (2015)
- New Scientist (2013)
- BioScience (2012)
-The Scientist (2011)
-Natl. Wildlife (2010)
-Science News (2008)
-ScienceNOW (2006)

Next class:

ECOL 484/584: Ornithology
(Spring 2017)

NEW: 100% Engagement Opportunity

Check out photos from Orn lab here!

ECOL 596: Evolutionary Epigenetics, Grad course
(Spring 2017)

 

Awards:

NSF CAREER Award, 2014

Elective Member. American Ornithological Union, 2012

Young Investigator Prize, American Society of Naturalists, 2010

Ned K. Johnson Award, American Ornithologists Union, 2009

   
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