Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Office: 108 Shade Tree Lab
B.A., Cornell University, 2000
M.S., University of California, Davis, 2002
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2006
Darwin Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006-2008
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 2010-current
Evolutionary Biology and Behavioral Ecology
I am interested in the evolution and ecology of predator-prey interactions, including the behavioral ecology of fear and the evolution of aposematism and defensive weaponry, primarily in mammals.
Stankowich, T., Caro, T., & Cox, M. 2011. Evolution of aposematism in terrestrial carnivores. Evolution, 65(11): 3090-3099.
Stankowich, T. 2010. Risk-taking in self-defense. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Breed, M. D. & Moore, J., eds. Antipredator Behavior Section, Stankowich, T., section ed., Academic Press, Oxford, Vol. 3, pp. 79-86.
Caro, T. M. & Stankowich, T. 2010. The function of contrasting pelage markings in artiodactyls. Behavioral Ecology, 21(1): 78-84.
Stankowich, T. & Caro, T. M., 2009. Evolution of weaponry in female bovids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276: 4329–4334.
Stankowich, T. 2008. Ungulate flight responses to human disturbance: a review and meta-analysis. Biological Conservation, 141(9): 2159-2173.
Stankowich, T. & Coss, R. G. 2007. The re-emergence of felid camouflage with the decay of predator recognition in deer under relaxed selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 274: 175-182.
Stankowich, T. & Coss, R. G. 2006. Effects of predator behavior and proximity on risk assessment in Columbian blacktailed deer. Behavioral Ecology, 17(2): 246-254.
Stankowich, T. & Blumstein, D. T. 2005. Fear in animals: a meta-analysis and review of risk assessment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 272: 2627-2634.
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