This keratin/air matrix produces the blue color in budgie's feathers.
These birds would make my field seasons, working with common eiders, even more interesting and challenging.
Colleagues and Friends
These are some of the people that have inspired me, made my work possible or more interesting.
Prof. Darryl Jones: Urban ecology, wildlife management, Megapode expert
Dr. Roxana Torres: Sexual selection, life history evolution, maternal effects
Prof. Pat Monaghan : Life-history strategies and effects of early conditions; resource allocation trade-offs
Dr. Ruedi Nager: Avian reproduction and maternal effects, fitness consequences of egg quality and incubation environment.
Prof. Neil Evans: Regulation of reproductive function by endogenous steroids
Dr. Karen Spencer: Long term effects of developmental environments; avian physiology and life history strategies.
Prof. Mike Hansell: Animal architecture
Dr. Rafael Maia: Development and evolution of structural colors
Dr. Chad Eliason: Physics of structurally-colored plumage
Dr. Leandro Bugoni: Seabird ecology and conservation
Dr. Pierre Bize: ageing, phenotypic plasticity and host-parasite interactions.
Dr. Lulu Ruiz: Behavioural strategies, behavioural syndromes, stress coping styles in fish.
Dr. François Criscuolo: phenotypic consequences of early bad or catch-up growth, proximal mechanisms linking growth and longevity.
Dr. Matthew Shawkey: evolution and development of animal colors, antimicrobial defenses of bird eggs.
Jobs and Funding
EvolDir: mailing list for researchers in population genetics, behavioral ecology and evolution http://evol.mcmaster.ca/evoldir.html
BirdNet: Grants, awards and prizes in Ornithology http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/grants/index.html
Wildlife job board Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University http://wfsc.tamu.edu/jobboard/
Ecology job board http://www.conservationjobboard.com/Category/ecology-jobs
Society for Conservation Biology, Smith Fellowship http://www.conbio.org/smithfellows/apply/
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) www.stri.si.edu
American Association of University Women (AAUW) www.aauw.org
Human Frontier Science Program Fellowships – http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships
WCS Research fellowship program http://programs.wcs.org/Default.aspx?alias=programs.wcs.org/grants
Community of Science (COS) www.cos.com
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) www.gwis.org