in the natural history, ecology and life history of birds, with a
particular interest in the factors that influence bird incubation
behavior. Specifically, I am interested in how bird incubation behavior
is determined by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. My current
focuses on neotropical bird species, for which many nests have not yet
even been described. Therefore, we have a poor understanding on factors
that affect bird incubation behavior in neotropical areas.
Additionally, I am interested in the ways in which the three main bird
incubation components (nests, eggs and incubating birds)
contribute to intra and interspecific variation in incubation behavior.
I will address this problem from three different perspectives by
integrating behavioral, ecological and physiological approaches.