Songs of Female Birds by Karan Odom
Dr. Odom is interested in how animals evolved the diversity of elaborate traits that we see in the natural world. Karan is especially interested in complex bird song and the selection pressures responsible for elaborate song in female and male songbirds. To study this, Karan uses phylogenetic comparative methods and recordings available in biological collections to investigate how complex bird song has changed in females and males over evolutionary time. Karan also developed a citizen science project – the Female Bird Song Project – to increase awareness and documentation of female bird songs for sound archives. Visit www.femalebirdsong.org to learn more.
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