I am currently recruiting a postdoc for an NSF-funded project looking at the role of social cues in migratory timing and the endocrine mechanisms involved in transducing these cues. See details here: http://labs.wsu.edu/watts/join-the-lab/
We’ve had a couple of recent papers examining how temperature influences the timing of breeding in house finches:
Effects of temperature on the timing of breeding and molt transitions in house finches in the Journal of Experimental Biology
We’re excited to welcome two new graduate students to the lab: Adam Becker and Jon Aguinaga.
Postdoc Ashley Robart is lead author on our new paper ‘Increasing photoperiod stimulates the initiation of spring migratory behaviour and physiology in a facultative migrant, the pine siskin‘ that was just published in Royal Society Open Science.
The Watts lab is excited to welcome a new graduate student, Jessica Tir.
Our new paper ‘Understanding variation in migratory movements: A mechanistic approach‘ was published in the most recent issue of General and Comparative Endocrinology. This paper describes variation in migratory patterns in the framework of an updated nomenclature and reviews what is known about migratory timing mechanisms across across migratory patterns.
I am currently recruiting graduate students (MS or PhD) to start Fall 2018. For more information see Join the lab.
The Watts lab has moved to the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. We are excited to be getting settled in Pullman, WA.
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