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WHAT DRIVES EVOLUTION OF THE BRAIN ?

The Keagy Lab studies animal cognition and flexibility in behavior and physiology to solve conservation and wildlife management problems.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

gene expression and thermal stress

can we develop genetic biomarkers of thermal stress?

paternal effects on offspring development

how does paternal care influence offspring neurogenomic development?

other past research

other past research

cognition and anthropogenic stress

how does anthropogenic stress affect cognition?

female mate choice decision-making

what are the molecular mechanisms underlying mate choice?

cognitive evolution

how does cognition evolve?

ecological consequences of habitat modification

how does human habitat modification influence wildlife?

CURRENT MEMBERS

Jason Keagy

Principal Investigator

all the things

Justin Nichol

Undergraduate Research Assistant

animal behavior, stress response

Matt Chotlos

MS Student

emerging contaminants

(co-advised with Ty Wagner)

Sara Isgate

MS Student

animal behavior, animal cognition

Sara Conklin

Undergraduate Research Assistant

animal behavior, parental care

Megan Croke

Undergraduate Research Assistant

fish, molecular biology

(co-advised with Ty Wagner)

Justin Waraniak

Postdoctoral Research Associate

landscape genomics/transcriptomics

(co-advised with Ty Wagner)

Isaac Carachilo

MS Student

thermal stress

(co-advised with Ty Wagner)

PAST MEMBERS

Bailey Betcher

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yun Chen Liu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Corey Sheredy

Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Shelby Harkless

Honors in Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Caitlin Honus

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Julia Langlois

Undergraduate Research Assistant

(Co-advised with Ty Wagner)

Sarah Batchelor

PhD student

(Co-advised with Ty Wagner)

David Fleck

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alina (Ash) Iwanowicz

Undergraduate Research Assistant

(Co-advised with Julian Avery)

Anne Puchalsky

Undergraduate Research Assistant

(Co-advised with Julian Avery)

Gabriel Casanova

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Natalie Thomas

Undergraduate Research Assistant

(Co-advised with Ty Wagner)

Tiffany Hatfield

Undergraduate Research Assistant

PUBLICATIONS

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TEACHING

Wildlife Behavior

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Programming for Ecologists

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Animal Welfare

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Jason Keagy
Assistant Research Professor
of Wildlife Behavioral Ecology
Ecosystem Science and Management Department
The Pennsylvania State University
keagy@psu.edu

CONTACT

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