Give To Wrens

Avian Ecology Laboratory

                                                             Charles Thompson                                             Scott Sakaluk

Paige Farchmin, Rachael DiSciullo, Madi Rittenger

Ashley Tauber (not pictured for 2020 social distancing reasons; see below)


            Ph.D. Students

Rachael A. DiSciullo


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


Ph.D. Dissertation Research


Role of male song in sexual selection


DiSciullo, R.A, C.F. Thompson, and S.K. Sakaluk. 2019. Perceived threat to paternity reduces likelihood of paternal provisioning in house wrens. Behavioral Ecology 30: 1336-1343.

DiSciullo, R.A., and A.L. Basolo. 2019. Body size, but not age-at-maturation or context, affects the expression of predator-induced behavioural plasticity in female green swordtails (Xiphophorus hellerii). Ethology 00: 1-13.

   M.S. Students
& Undergraduates

Madi Rittinger


B.S., Biopsychology, 2017,
Ohio Dominican University

M.S. Thesis Research

Sex-specific effects of hatching order and hatching synchrony on nestling corticosterone levels


Page Farchmin


B.S., Biological Sciences
Illinois State University, 2019

M.S. Thesis Research

Effect of experimental increase in nestbox temperature on nestling fitness-related traits

Ashley Tauber

Undergraduate, Illinois State Universty


Undergraduate Researh


Experimental increase in antioxidants and nestling growth and health state