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                            I am interested 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 research 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)  interact and 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.

Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) Video