Bonnie Bowen


I conduct research in behavior, ecology, evolution, and genetics of free-living animals.  I am interested in the ways that ecology and behavior affect evolutionary processes and genetic structure in natural populations.  Most of my research has been on birds, though recently I have begun working on the conservation genetics of freshwater mussels.  Click on the links below for more detailed descriptions of these projects.

Evolutionary processes in communally breeding Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma ultramarina).

Conservation genetics of the Endangered Higgins' Eye (Lampsilis higginsii), a freshwater mussel in the Mississippi River

Behavior and reproductive success of communally breeding Groove-billed Anis (Crotophaga sulcirostris)

Effects of burning, grazing and cowbird parasitism on grassland-nesting birds

Curriculum Vitae and Selected Publications.

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