Sarah Goodwin

Sarah Goodwin

PhD Candidate

B.A., Colby College, 2004
M.S., University of Delaware, 2009

Advisor: Jeffrey E. Podos

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in sexual selection and communication, specifically male and female behavior when eavesdropping is possible. From the male’s perspective, I work on questions of territory choice and tenure when multiple individuals are within signaling range of each other, and coalition forming for territory defense. From the female’s perspective, I investigate how females evaluate prospective mates when there are multiple options, and what sorts of decision rules females use. I work with Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) in Western MA. Read my CV.

chipping sparrow  field work