February 2017

We have two new papers:

“Seasonal expression of migratory behavior in a facultative migrant, the pine siskin” in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

“Estrogen levels influence medullary bone quantity and density in female house finches and pine siskins” in General and Comparative Endocrinology

January 2017

Congratulations to postdoc Ashley Robart on receiving another grant from the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society.

April 2016

We’ve received a grant from the Pasadena Audubon Society.

Research in our lab integrates behavior, physiology and ecology to investigate the relationships between environmental variation, life history patterns, and the behavior and physiology of individuals. We work primarily with avian systems, which are particularly well suited to address our research questions. Ultimately, our research aims to understand behavioral and physiological adaptations that allow animals to cope with environmental variability.

Department of Biology

Loyola Marymount University

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Los Angeles, CA 90045


February 2016

We have a new paper in Hormones and Behavior: “A potential mate influences reproductive development in female, but not male, pine siskins”