Animals often experience pronounced fluctuations in abiotic and biotic factors in their native environment, which can profoundly affect physiological processes and behavior.  My research examines how changes in an organism’s external environment influence its internal state, including neuroendocrine substrates and social behavior. Specifically, I use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates techniques from endocrinology, seasonal biology, and molecular and behavioral neuroscience to study how social context and abiotic cues affect the neuroendocrine regulation of aggressive and reproductive behaviors and whether these mechanisms differ between the sexes.

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