Adam M. Fudickar, Ph.D.

Faculty Research Scientist (PI) - Environmental Resilience Institute & Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Adjunct Faculty - Department of Biology & School of Public and Environmental Affairs

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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.

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Sammy Alcantara

Undergraduate, Groups Scholar, Indiana University

Sammy is involved in a study investigating how urbanization affects characteristics of the song repertoire of songbirds. Most recently, Sammy has been recording and analyzing the songs of Song Sparrows at our urban and rural field sites.


Jiawei Chen


NSF REU 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. 

Dillon Gaughan

NSF REU Undergraduate, Department of Biology, Indiana University

Dillon is helping 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 participates in on our Dark-eyed Junco demographic study at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in the Appalachians. 



Samuel Stratton

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.