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RECIPIENTS OF 2014 AOU RESEARCH AWARDS


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Virginia Abernathy, Australian National University, Investigating the Rate of Coevolution Between the Pacific Koel and Its Hosts

 

Amos Belmaker, Cornell University, Telomeres as determinants of life history and behavior variation in Tachycineta bicolor

 

Phred Benham, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The influence of gene flow, effective population size, and history on local adaptation to saltmarshes in the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

 

Andrew Boyce, University of Montana, The Fight for Space: Exploring the Roles of Abiotic and Biotic Factors in Limiting Elevational Ranges of Tropical Birds

 

Clare Brown, Louisiana State University, The Evolutionary Genomics of Migration in Swallows

 

Laure Cauchard, University de Montréal, Does between-individual variation in cognitive performances relate to oxidative stress level in a natural passerine bird population?

 

Antonio Celis-Murillo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Is cheating for everyone? Individual Quality, Extraterritorial Forays and Extra-pair Paternity in Field Sparrows (Spizella pusilla)

 

Abigail Darrah, University of Arizona, Role of competitive interactions on the winter grounds in the evolution of niche-switching in the Western Flycatcher

 

Shane DuBay, University of Chicago, The evolution of elevational range limits in birds: Physiological plasticity across environmental gradients

 

Erik Enbody, Tulane University, Adaptive significance of female ornamentation in White-shouldered Fairy-wrens

 

Lauren Fitzsimmons, University of Windsor, Communication breakdown: Avian communication networks along North America’s busiest highway

 

Alex Folk, Western Illinois University, Adaptive Modulation of Virulence by Brown-headed Cowbird Nestlings; Matthew Fuxjager, University of California, Los Angeles, Avian Muscular Physiology and its contribution to physically elaborate display behavior

 

Sarah Guindre-Parker, Columbia University, Coping with Environmental Uncertainty using the Avian Glucocorticoid Response; Natalie Hofmeister, Columbia University, Stress Physiology and Adaptation to Environmental Unpredictability: Hormone Receptor Sequence Variation in African Starlings

 

Kate Johnson, University of British Columbia, Morphological change in an insular song sparrow in response to fox sparrow invasion

 

Kristin Jones, Oregon State University, Investigating the Effects of Intensive Forest Management on Microclimate and Reproductive Success in a Cavity-Nesting Songbird

 

Elizabeth Kelly, Cornell University, When Jays are hormonal: understanding the mechanisms behind cooperative breeding

 

Megan Kobiela, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Mechanism for Pitohui batrachotoxin resistance: sodium channel evolution in birds

 

Caitlin Kroeger, University of California at Santa Cruz, Foraging in a dynamic ocean environment: a comparative energetics study of southern albatrosses using high-resolution GPS devices

 

Marisa Lim, Stony Brook University, Investigating the genetic basis of high altitude adaptation in Andean hummingbirds

 

Haw Lim, Smithsonian Institution, Target Enrichment Enables use of Museum Skins in Comprehensive and Comparative Population Genomic Study of Birds in Tropical Biodiversity Hotspots

 

Christina Masco, University of Chicago, The signal value of song overlapping in the splendid fairy-wren (Malurus splendens)

 

James Mouton, University of Montana, Nest predation risk, reproductive effort, and parental investment

 

Lindsey Nietmann, University of Washington, Predator recognition and social learning in island and continental Rufous Fantail populations

 

David Ocampo, Universidad de los Andes, Evolution of eggshell structure in tropical birds

 

Karan Odom, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Exploring the role of female song and duets in the evolution of complex bird song

 

Katharina Schreier, Oklahoma State University, Defenses Against Infection: Balancing Behavioral and Immunological Strategies

 

Kristina Smiley, Cornell University, Uncovering the role of prolactin in parental care of a biparental songbird, the zebra finch

 

Samuel Socolar, Princeton University, Determinants of avian diversity and community structure in a hyper-diverse forest mosaic.

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