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Zoology and Physiology

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources

Corey E. Tarwater

Assistant Professor
Office: BS 400


  • B.S. 1999 - Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis
  • M.S. 2006 - Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D. 2010 - Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Postdoctoral
    • 2010-2012 - University of California, Berkeley
    • 2013-2014 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Research Interests:
My research interests are broadly focused on the links between ecology, evolution, and behavior of year-round resident birds and using individual-based studies to understand variation in individual fitness and population demography. My work examines reproductive and dispersal strategies, life history trade-offs, demography, and seed dispersal and how the changing environment impacts these processes. My projects include: effects of rainfall and fragmentation on demography in understory birds in Panama, causes of variation in fitness and demography of birds in central Panama, the role of invasive vertebrates in seed dispersal in Hawaii, and life histories and demography of song sparrows in British Columbia.

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Laramie, WY 82071

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