Dustin Brewer, M.S.
Research Associate, Lab Manager
Dustin has a B.S. in Wildlife Science from Purdue University and an M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University. Dustin oversees our urban wildlife project focused on, among other things, measuring the impact of light pollution on the seasonal timing of reproduction. Dustin is also involved in other projects in the lab including our work developing technology for studying wildlife and our captive studies on seasonal timing of migration and reproduction in invertebrates and birds.
Undergraduate, Groups Scholar, Indiana University
Sammy is involved in a study investigating how urbanization affects characteristics of the song repertoire of Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia). She has recorded the songs of Song Sparrows in the field, and analyzed spectrograms (visual representations of sound) in the lab.
Undergraduate, Computer Science, Indiana University
Jiawei is integral to the labs development of technology for studying animal behavior. Jiawei is currently developing an optical encoder for studying invertebrate movements. Jiawei is also working with our collaborator in Computer Science, Geoffrey Brown, to help us develop technologies for logging avian movement behaviors.
NSF REU Undergraduate, Department of Biology, Indiana University
Dillon is currently helping develop and validate new technology for tracking animals with our collaborators in Computer Science at IU. Dillon also assists migratory bird banding at the Kent Farm Research Station and in summer 2017 Dillon worked on our Dark-eyed Junco demographic study at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in the Appalachians.
Undergraduate, Department of Biology & School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Sam's research interests include identifying solutions to minimize the impact of climate change on wildlife. Sam is currently working on a project in which he is trying to identify the environmental cues and physiological mechanisms that underlie the seasonal movements and reproduction of black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon). The goal of Sam's project is to create a greater understanding of the impact of environmental change on the seasonal timing of migration and reproduction of agricultural pests.