Patricia Adair Gowaty

Patricia Adair Gowaty

Distinguished Professor

phone:  310-206-2186
office:  Botany 114D
lab:  Life Sciences 4315
Gowaty blogs on Huffington Post

Recent Courses

EE BIOL 175 - Evolutionary Dynamics of Sexual Conflict
EE BIOL 188 | EE BIOL 297 - Special Courses in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EE BIOL 188 | EE BIOL 297 - Selected Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


B.A., Biology, Tulane University 1967
Ph.D., Zoology, Clemson University 1980

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Ramos, A. G., S. O. Nunziata, S. L. Lance, C. Rodriguez, B. C. Faircloth, P. A. Gowaty and H. Drummond, "Habitat structure and colony structure constrain extrapair paternity in a colonial bird", Animal Behaviour, 95 : 121-127 (2014) .

Ramos, A. G., S. O. Nunziata, S. L. Lance , C. Rodriguez, B. C. Faircloth, P. A. Gowaty and H. Drummond, "Interactive effects of male and female age on extra-pair paternity in a socially monogamous seabird", Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68 (10): 1603-1609 (2014) .

Marquet, P. A., A. P. Allen, J. H. Brown, J. Dunne, B. J. Enquist, J. Gillooly, P. A. Gowaty, J. L. Green, D. Storch, J. Harte, S. P. Hubbel, J. O'Dwyer, Jordan Oki, A. Ostling, M. Ritchie and G. West, "On Theory in Ecology", Bioscience, 64 : 701-710 (2014) .

Gowaty, P. A., "Evolutionary biology and feminism", Le Sexe Biologique: Anthologie historique et critique: 2. Le Lexe: Pourquoi et comment? Origine, evolution, determination, T. Hoquet(Eds.), 64 : 229-236 (2014) .

Faircloth, B. C., Gowaty, P. A., Drummond, H., Winker, K., & Glenn, T. C., "Ultraconserved elements are abundant, universal markers for population genetic and behavioral studies", INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, T. Hoquet(Eds.), 53 : E66- (2013) .

Gowaty, P. A., "Adaptively flexible polyandry", Animal Behaviour, T. Hoquet(Eds.), 86 : 877-884 (2013) .

Gowaty, P. A., Y-K. Kim and W. W. Anderson, "Extra View: Mendel's law reveals fatal flaws in Bateman's 1948 study of mating and fitness", Fly, T. Hoquet(Eds.), 7 : 28-38 (2013) .

Ah-King, M., & Gowaty, P. A., "A reaction norm perspective on sex and mate choice", Integrative and Comparative Biology, T. Hoquet(Eds.), 53 : E2- (2013) .

Gowaty, P. A. and S. P. Hubbell, "Bayesian animals sense ecological constraints to predict fitness and organize individually flexible reproductive decisions", Behavioral and Brain Sciences, T. Hoquet(Eds.), 53 : 35-36 (2013) .

Gowaty, P. A., "A Sex-Neutral Theoretical Framework for Making Strong Inferences About the Origins of Sex Roles", Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women, Edited by Maryanne L. Fisher, Justin R. Garcia, Rosemarie Sokol Chang(Eds.), New York Oxford University Press 53 : 85-114 (2013) .