Links

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

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Spongy layer of a budgerigar

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