Rosvall Lab

Rosvall Lab

Most behaviors are plastic traits, in that animals can modify their behavior to environmental conditions that shift over the course of minutes, hours, or seasonally. Many behaviors are nonetheless individually consistent, and behavior has long been hypothesized to be at the forefront of evolutionary change.

Research in the Rosvall Lab seeks to identify the genomic and physiological bases of behavioral adaptation and plasticity, and how these proximate mechanisms change over the course of evolutionary time. We approach these questions by combining conceptual and analytical tools from animal behavior, neuroendocrinology, evolutionary ecology, physiology, and genomics–primarily by studying free-living birds.

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