Helen Sofaer

Helen Sofaer
Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, Colorado State University

Organisms exhibit an incredible diversity of reproductive behavior, and a major goal of evolutionary ecology is to understand how factors such as food availability and predation risk have driven the evolution of this diversity. My research compares populations of Orange-crowned Warblers to ask how populations that experience different ecological conditions differ in their parental investment and behavior, particularly in the number of eggs they lay and the care they provide to nestlings. I am also working to understand how these populations respond to variation in food abundance between years, to predict how they will be affected by climate change.

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2011-2012
Other Affiliations: 
Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE)
Department of Biology
College of Natural Sciences