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Molly Cummings

Cummings, Molly
Associate Professor



Main Office: PAT 502 Phone: 512 471-5162

Alternate Office: PAT 510 Phone: 512 471-5163

Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Austin
Section of Integrative Biology
1 University Station, C0930
Austin,TX 78712

Research Summary:
My research focuses on the external and internal mechanisms that drive biodiversity in animal communication traits. I combine environmental measures, behavioral experiments in the lab, and molecular approaches to achieve an integrative understanding of the sources and targets of selection for communication trait evolution. I conduct research in 3 major areas: neural mechanisms of mate choice, polarization camouflage and communication, and the evolution of conspicuous signals.