email: jennifer_gumm (at) fws (dot) gov
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I am interested in the causes and consequences of diversity in reproductive behaviors and animal communication systems. I study how sexual selection results in some of the most dramatic traits found in animals and how the dynamics of sexual selection lead to change within populations, between populations and ultimately, between species. Additionally, I apply behavioral ecology theory to conservation and management of fishes and examine how sensory systems mediate behaviors in changing environments. My research is integrative and uses techniques from behavior, ecology, physiology, molecular genetics, and comparative phylogenetics.
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