MSc, 2019

Sarah’s MS research examined the direct and indirect consequences of parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds for nestling development and juvenile survival in three species of grassland-obligate songbirds, and in turn, the consequences for cowbirds of being raised by different host species. She was been involved with research in the lab since 2014. She published a comprehensive test of alternative explanations for territory aggregation, a study that began when she was an REU student. She completed her MS during the summer of 2019 and is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Illinois in Dr. Mark Hauber’s lab.

Twitter: @skwinnicki
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