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Ilonka von Lippke
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
M. Sc. in Molecular Ecology, Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA              
BSc. Wildlife Biology, Department of Biology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, (PUCE), Quito, Ecuador, South America
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  Dissertation Research    
  Behavioral ecology and evolution. Social behavior and sexual selection. The evolution and maintenance of cooperative breeding systems. Wildlife conservation. Neotropical ornithology. Galapagos mockingbirds.

The maintenance of alternative social tactics from a behavioral, ecological and genetic perspective, with an emphasis on understanding how environmental, social, and ecological parameters influence current and future fitness. I am also interested in how global climate change–via ENSO conditions–affect Galapagos landbirds at both the individual and population levels, and the application of behavioral ecology and genetics to wildlife conservation.


Recent Publications and Presentations


von Lippke, I. S. and R. L. Curry (2004) In prep Correlates of social rank and breeding success in the cooperatively breeding Espanola Mockingbird, Nesomimus maconaldi, as revealed by microsatellite DNA amplification.

  Anderson, D. J. & I. S. von Lippke (2004) Submitted Behavioral Responses of Galápagos Mockingbirds (Nesomimus macdonaldi) to Blood. Auk.  
  Cody, M. L. and I. S. von Lippke (2003) Aves Acuáticas del Río San Juan. In: Las especies del Río San Juan, Nicaragua. Querol Lipcovich, D. and J. Ponce Palafax (Eds.) Mexico, DF.  
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