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Molly Cummings
Associate Professor

Email: mcummings@mail.utexas.edu
Website
Main Office: PAT 502
Phone: 512 471-5162

Alternate Office: PAT 510
Alt. Phone: 512 471-5163

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

Molly Cummings


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.

 

 

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