Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Psychology Faculty at The University of New Mexico's Biology Department
The UNM Biology Department has a number of faculty with interests in the evolution and ecology of behavior in animals and humans. Prospective graduate students and undergraduates with interests in behavior should contact these professors concerning applications for admission and special opportunities for research experience.
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- DR. ERIC L. CHARNOV, Distinguished Professor and MacArthur Fellow. PhD (Quantitative Ecology), University of Washington, 1973. Scaling and invariance rules in evolutionary ecology, particularly life histories; sex allocation; sperm competition; human life histories.
- DR. ASTRID KODRIC-BROWN, Professor. PhD (Zoology), University of Southern California, 1975. Ecological and sexual behavior; adaptive significance of social behavior; tests of sexual selection models; selection of epigamic characteristics in fishes;
energetic cost of territorial defense in optimal and marginal habitats; ; conservation biology; coevolution of pollinators and flowers. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DR. HOWARD L. SNELL, Associate Professor and Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, the Museum of Southwest Biology. PhD (Biology), Colorado State University, 1984. Evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, and herpetology. email: email@example.com
- DR. RANDY THORNHILL, Regents' Professor. PhD (Zoology), University of Michigan, 1974. Evolution and ecology of social interactions, especially sexual interactions and sexual selection in humans and animals. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DR. PAUL J. WATSON, Research Assistant Professor. PhD (Biology), Section of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University, 1988. Behavioral ecology, sexual selection, and social behavior. Courtship energetics. Tradeoffs between male sexual competitiveness and rates of aging (senescence); impacts of mate choice on the metabolic traits of offspring and their rates of aging.
Human evolutionary psychology, especially the evolution of unipolar depression and deliberate self-harm, and implications for psychotherapeutic methods. The evolution of religiosity and the evolution of consciousness. Summer field courses and research experience in Behavioral Ecology and Plant-Animal Interactions in northwestern Montana. email: email@example.com
This page last updated 20 December 2008.