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Grrlscientist .

  • PhD in Zoology (Ornithology)
  • 2Followers
  • 2Following

Research interests

evolutionary biology phylogeography avian plumage colour avian behavioural ecology parrots


I am an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer who specialises in writing about evolution, ecology and behaviour and how these phenomena feedback upon and affect each other (mostly in birds). I write a science blog for the Guardian, another one for Nature, and a weekly guest column at BirdingBlogs. I am a Ravenclaw.


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Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow

American Museum of Natural History

October 2002 - October 2004(2 years)

PhD; Zoology (Ornithology)

University of Washington

September 1996 - October 2002(6 years)

BS; Microbiology & Immunology (Virology)

University of Washington

September 1991 - August 1993(2 years)

AAS (2 of them); Biochemistry & Medical Laboratory Technician

Pierce College

January 1989 - August 1991(3 years)