What we do
A century of research has sought to understand why certain behaviors arise or persist under certain environments. More recently, it has become clear that physiological, neurobiological, and genomic mechanisms shape how evolution unfolds.
In the Rosvall lab, we integrate these how and why questions to understand the the interactions between behavior, physiology, and the evolutionary process. Our research combines conceptual and analytical tools from behavioral ecology, neuroendocrinology, evolutionary biology, physiology, and genomics – almost entirely by studying wild, free-living birds as they interact with our dynamic world.