Welcome to the Burley Lab site!
Our lab investigates social evolution, with an emphasis on sexual selection and communication in group-living birds, especially zebra finches.
We are currently studying how diet quality in early life influences the adult phenotype, including mate-getting ability, song traits, social behavior and reproductive success.
April 2013: Undergraduate Armando Franco is admitted to St. George medical school! Way to go, Armando!
March 2013: Former undergraduate, Mary Bonaparte, receives the NSF pre-doctoral fellowship to work on elephant behavior and welfare at UC Davis! Congratulations, Mary!
January 2013: Undergraduate Caitlyn Hwe is admitted to UC Davis veterinary school. Great job, Caitlyn!
April 2012: Michelle Ontiveros receives an NSF pre-doctoral fellowship. Way to go, Michelle!
November 28, 2011: Diane Livio defends her doctoral thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Livio!
PLoS ONE: Getting a head start In Behavioral Ecology: Nice guys finish last (2012)
Ethology: Female budgerigars choose virtual mates! (2011)