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Sarah Goodwin

Sarah Goodwin

PhD Candidate

B.A., Colby College, 2004
M.S., University of Delaware, 2009


Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in sexual selection and communication, specifically male and female behavior when eavesdropping is possible. From the male’s perspective, I work on questions of territory choice and tenure when multiple individuals are within signaling range of each other, and coalition forming for territory defense. From the female’s perspective, I investigate how females evaluate prospective mates when there are multiple options, and what sorts of decision rules females use. I work with Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) in Western MA. Read my CV.

chipping sparrow  field work