Territorial aggression in urban and rural Song Sparrows is correlated with corticosterone, but not testosterone
Corticosterone, not testosterone, was related to territorial aggression in our populations of song sparrows! In a new paper by lead author Scott Davies (now at Quinnipiac University) and collaborator Michelle Beck we found that...
It's a busy summer in the lab with Tessa Metz, Cristina Nardini (MAOP Fellow), Tommy McCabe, Michelle Beck (collaborator from U Mass Lowell), Valerie Brewer (HHMI Fellow), and Sam Lane (PhD student; back row left to right) working on wild song sparrows and captive zebra finches!
Collaborators Çağlar Akçay and Michelle Beck are studying animal communication using model sparrows. A true union of art, technology, and science!
Three undergraduate lab members got their degrees this past weekend. Congratulations to Neil Huckstep, Tessa Metz, and Maggie Caruso!!!