FID in Feral Pigeons
I am investigating Flight Initiation Distance (FID) in pigeons in the New York City metropolitan area with the help of Columbia University undergraduate Richard Li. FID is a common measure of the willingness of an animal to take risks and should increase as predation risk decreases and decrease as escape costs increase.
Phylogenetics of Giant Elephant-Shrews
For my Masters research, at San Francisco State University in conjunction with the California Academy of Science, I assembled the first molecular phylogeny of giant sengis (also known as elephant-shrews). Giant sengis are are small-bodied mammals that range from central through eastern Africa. This work has been published in Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution.
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