PhD, 2020

Elsie’s dissertation addressed the interplay between sexual- and natural-selection in Neotropical manakins. She used comparative approaches to understand selection on male traits, demographic methods to understand the importance of rain on survival, cross-site comparisons and genetic methods to link abiotic constraints and sexual selection across populations, and behavioral experiments to understand variation in male reproductive behavior. In fall 2020, she joined Dr. Al Uy’s lab where she will study speciation in the Solomon Islands funded by an NSF post-doctoral fellowship.

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