Avian, Wildlife, and Habitat Studies Scholarship

2020 Avian, Wildlife, and Habitat Studies Scholar: Katie Talbott

Katherine "Katie" Talbott is a third-year Ph.D. student in Distinguished Professor Ellen Ketterson's lab, where she uses field- and lab-based approaches to study the impacts of avian malaria parasites on reproductive behavior and physiology of dark-eyed juncos.

Katie enjoys opportunities to foster science literacy and an appreciation for wildlife. At IU this takes the form of instructing undergraduates as an associate instructor, participating in the annual IU Science Fest, and mentoring undergraduates in the Research Scholar Cohort Program and Center for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduates.

This award will support her summer work, which will include an investigation of the impact of infection response on male reproductive behavior and physiology.