Research

Research projects funded with Schubot Mini -Research Grants

Spring 2022

NamePositionDept.MentorTittle
Kira Delmore, PhD BIOL Genome – Wide Epigenetic Regulation of Birds Migration
Elena DuranPhD
Candidate
ECCB
Jacquie
Grace, PhD
Impacts of Anthropogenic Mercury on Avian
Parental Health and Behavior, and Direct and Indirect
Effects on Offspring Health
R. Keith AndringaGraduate Student ECCB

Jacquie
Grace, PhD
A proposal for the establishment of
Purple Martin (Progne subis) colonies for research and outreach
J. Jill Heatley
DVM MS
DABVP DACZM
&
Sonya Gordon
DVM DACV IM
Clinical
Associate Professor

Professor

VSCS


VTPB
Assay validation and reference Interval creation
for a novel renal biomarker in quaker parrots
Hannah JustenPhD
Candidate
BIOL ira
Delmore,
PhD
Has the microbiome the potential to influence
speciation in birds?
Simon KiaczPhD
Candidate
VTPB

Don Brightsmith
PhD
Vocal variation and its implications in released
Yellow – naped Parrots (Amazona auropalliata)
Jennifer RudolfUndergraduate BIOL
Kira
Delmore,
PhD
Female Preference in Hummingbirds
Musfirat ShubaitaUndergraduate BIOL
Kira
Delmore P
hD
Black-chinned and Ruby-throated Hummingbird Hybrid
Courtship Display Sonation and Male Gorget Angle Analysis

Fall 2019

NamePositionDept.MentorTitle
Dr. Wes BrashearPostdocBIOLDr. Kira DelmoreStudy of a natural avian hybrid zone to assess temporal patterns of hybridization and genomic introgression
Viridiana MartinezPhD studentWFSCDr. Jacquie GraceInteractions between stress hormones and blood parasites in birds along elevation gradients
Dr. Abigail KimmittPostdocBIOLDr. Kira DelmoreViability selection against hybrids in a songbird migratory divide
Amanda BeckmanPhD studentEEBDr. Michael MorrisonStruttin’ with two brothers versus eight cousins: investigating how relatedness influences cooperative coalitions and parasite dynamics
Spencer DeBrockPhD studentVIBSDr. Sarah HamerThe role of migratory birds in the spread and dispersal of parasites
Hannah JustenPhD studentEEBDr. Kira DelmoreCan we predict how juvenile migrants will respond to environmental changes?
Mariel OrtegaundergraduateWFSCDr. Jacquie GraceThe Effects of Pishing and Playback on Avian Fitness
Randall ‘Keith’ AndringaundergraduateWFSCDr. Jacquie GraceStable isotope analysis of features to analyze dietary shifts in dabbling ducks

Long-standing Schubot research programs are described in more details at the following pages: