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LILY G-325
Phone: 765-494-6044

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My research is question-driven, and is focused on behavioral ecology, visual ecology, and conservation biology. I answer my questions in a comprehensive manner, using a combination of empirical, theoretical, and comparative approaches. My model species are usually birds, but I have also worked with mammals, amphibians, insects, and fish.

I am interested in two research areas at the moment:

  • Behavioral ecology and sensory ecology_:_ the role of ecological factors in the evolution of avian visual systems in species with different degrees of sociality.
  • Conservation biology: human-wildlife interactions in urbanized landscapes, protected areas, and airports.

My lab combines techniques to characterize different properties of the avian visual system (visual fields, retinal topography, visual acuity, color vision) with behavioral experiments in controlled conditions (indoors and outdoors) and field observations.

If you are interested in learning more about my research, publications, etc. please, visit my website:


Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Professional Faculty Research

  • Behavioral Ecology, Sensory Ecology, Conservation Ecology
  • Evolution of the visual system in vertebrates
  • Antipredator, foraging, and mating behaviors
  • Human-wildlife interactions
  • Applied sensory ecology

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