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Zoology and Physiology

College of Arts and Sciences

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


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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