People

Undergraduate DIS Students

Abigail Kreuser

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Project Title: Task partitioning or division of labor? Patterns of nest maintenance in a cooperatively breeding bird

Project Title: Growth and development of brown-headed nuthatch chicks

Michelle Martin

Fall 2016

Project Title: Quality or Quantity? Provisioning differences in the cooperatively breeding brown-headed nuthatch

Miguel De Villa

Spring 2014-Summer 2014

Project Title:The relationship between breeder and helper age and parental effort in a cooperatively breeding species, the brown-headed nuthatch

Field Technicians

Amy Janik

Spring 2017

Amy was my field technician for the spring 2017 field season. In addition to assisting me collect data for my dissertation, Amy collected her own data for her independent project investigating individual variation in adult aggression in response to a snake model. Amy is now a graduate student at Western Michigan University

Simon Fitz-William

Spring 2016

Simon was my field technician for the spring 2016 field season.

Juan Botero

Spring 2015

Juan was my field technician for the spring 2015 field season. In addition to assisting me with data collection during a particularly challenging field season, Juan conducted an independent project investigating how helpers contribute to breeders during the incubation stage of reproduction. Juan received his master's degree at the College of William and Mary.

Emma Schlatter

Spring 2014

Emma was my field technician for the spring 2014 field season.

Undergraduate Research Technicians and Volunteers

Brandy Shea 

ResearchTechnician, Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Brandy assisted with our research on alloparental care and fledging behavior of brown-headed nuthatches. She graduated from Florida State University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and a minor in Chemistry. Brandy is heading to Africa to continue her work as an animal veterinary technician and will be attending veterinary school in fall 2019.

Stasia Pietraszun

Volunteer, Spring 2018

Cesar Estien

Volunteer, Spring 2018

Veronica Sitaras

Volunteer, Fall 2017

Austin (Mark) Halperin

Field Volunteer, Spring 2016

Nicholas Hanley

Field Volunteer, Spring 2015

Bethany Willians

Field Volunteer, Spring 2014

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