Erica Stuber

Erica Stuber

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Title Spatial Ecologist
Address 508 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-472-3471
FAX 402-472-2946
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I've always felt a strong affinity for nature, and particularly wildlife. While working for a wildlife rehabilitation center I saw first-hand the unfortunate results of various accidental human-wildlife conflicts. Initially, I got into research as a way to collect information that could potentially inform applied management or conservation decisions, as a pre-emptive measure to reduce conflict. I was happily distracted by fundamental research regarding physiological and genetic underpinnings of animal behavior, particularly biological clocks and migration behavior throughout my B.S. and M.S. work at Penn State Univ., and consistent individual differences in behavior and behavioral plasticity during my Ph.D. with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany. Along the way I've discovered a passion for understanding how and why animals make space-use decisions and the implications of climate or anthropogenic change on behavioral decisions.

Broadly speaking, my research interests revolve around understanding how and why animals behave as they do. What genetic, physiological, or environmental mechanisms underlie animals' behavior? Why do individuals/populations/species differ in their behavior? What are the consequences of behavioral decisions?

My current research focuses on the spatial ecology of birds with the goal of investigating how birds inform habitat use decisions and predicting how climate, or land-use change will alter species' distributions.

Selected Publications

Stuber, E., Baumgartner, C., Dingemanse, N. J., Kempenaers, B., Mueller, J. C. 2016. Genetic Correlates of Individual Differences in Sleep Behavior of Free-Living Great Tits (Parus major). G3 (Bethesda, Md.).
Stuber, E., Dingemanse, N.J., Kempenaers, B., Mueller, J.C. 2015. Sources of intraspecific variation in sleep behaviour of wild great tits. Animal Behaviour. 106:201 - 221. Online
Stuber, E., Mathot, K. J., Kempenaers, B., Dingemanse, N. J., Mueller, J. C. 2015. Sex-specific association between sleep and basal metabolic rate in great tits. Animal Behaviour. 109:15 - 22. Online

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

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