opportunities beyond the classroom
students can choose to do field research in our Field or Marine Biology Quarter, take part in our annual Biology Research Symposium or get involved with research with our amazing faculty!
creative and highly interactive, intellectual environment
students are prepared to excel in positions in academia, industry, and governmental / non-governmental organizations.
diverse faculty interests
world class faculty study a wide spectrum of research areas including, Behavior, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology, Paleobiology, Plant Biology, Physiological Ecology, Theory, and Tropical Biology.
I am interested in the proximate mechanisms controlling animal behavior, particularly in how hormones are involved. You might have thought that hormones are always slow - acting, but this is not true. For example, we have, for the first time, measured rapid changes in the amounts of the sex - steroid estradiol in the auditory system of birds as they interact with other birds or hear the sounds of other birds.