Lauryn Benedict

Lauryn Benedict

Associate Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
970-351-3364
Fax
970-351-2335
Office
Ross Hall, Room 2546
Office Hours
On Sabbatical for Spring 2018
Mailing Address
501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639

Education

Research/Areas of Interest

I study animal communication and social behavior. My research focuses on bird song as a model system for understanding how signals evolve in nature. To understand song function I examine how individuals use vocal signals within particular environmental and social contexts. I study larger patterns of song evolution by measuring how songs vary through time and space, both within and between species. Current projects examine the function and evolution of male and female vocalizations among Colorado wren species, New World sparrows, and Old World warblers. Research in the lab combines field observation, population-monitoring, and sound recording analyses within a phylogenetic context.

Publications/Creative Works


Selected research publications

Recent research presentations