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Southern Lapwings
Southern Lapwings

Vanellus chilensis

Spongy layer of a budgerigar
Spongy layer of a budgerigar

This keratin/air matrix produces the blue color in budgie's feathers.

breeding arctic terns in Iceland.jpg
breeding arctic terns in Iceland.jpg

These birds would make my field seasons, working with common eiders, even more interesting and challenging.

Southern Lapwings
Southern Lapwings

Vanellus chilensis

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

 

Fellowships

 

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 Fellowshipshttp://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