img_3165-1Hello! My name is Sam, and I am a behavioral ecologist with broad interests in social behavior, signal evolution, and sexual selection. I am currently a PhD candidate at Tulane University. In addition to my graduate work on Malurus fairywrens,  I have worked as a crew leader or field biologist on a variety of species and research projects including sexual selection in manakins and spatial ecology of Mariana crows, in a variety of locations including Australia, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Mariana Islands. For more information about my past and ongoing projects, please check out the research tab. I also have a research blog that follows my work with undergraduate students in Australia  as part of the NSF International Research Experience for Students program–check that out here: redbackedwren.wordpress.com!