Give To Wrens

Avian Ecology Laboratory

                                                             Charles Thompson                                             Scott Sakaluk


Kara Hodges, Dylan Poorboy, Beth Weber, Rachael DiSciullo

            Ph.D. Students

Rachael A. DiSciullo


B.S., 2013, Drexel University
M.S., 2016, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Ph.D. Dissertation Research


Components of mate choice and their effects on parental investment

   M.S. Students

Beth Weber


B.S., 2015, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa

M.S. Thesis Research

Pre- and post-natal effects of experimentally increased maternal corticosterone on growth and development of house wren nestlings

Weber, B.M., E.K. Bowers, K.A. Terrell, J.F. Falcone, C.F. Thompson, and S.K. Sakaluk. 2018. Pre- and postnatal effects of experimentally manipulated maternal corticosterone on growth, stress reactivity and survival of nestling house wrens. Functional Ecology 32: in press.

Dylan Poorboy

B.S., 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University,

San Diego, California


M.S. Thesis Research


Effects of territory quality on pre- and post-natal parental investment

Poorboy, D.M., E.K. Bowers, S.K. Sakaluk, and C.F. Thompson. 2018. Experimental cross-fostering of eggs reveals effects of territory quality on reproductive allocation. Behavioral Ecology 29: in press.

Kara Hodges


B.S., 2014, Central Michigan University

M.S. Thesis Research


Is egg-shell pigmentation a signal of female quality in the house wren?