The Nowicki Lab at Duke University

Our lab studies animal communication and sexual selection from an integrative perspective that includes a wide range of behavioral ecological, neuroethological, developmental, genetic, and evolutionary approaches. Birds are a common model system, but we also have worked with insects, spiders, shrimp, lobsters, lizards, and primates, including humans. Whether we're wearing a white coat in the lab or hip waders in the marsh – and whether we're measuring a signal, watching behavior, recording from neurons, running simulations, analyzing hormones, or assembling proteomes – a question that unites us all is how information, in the broadest sense of that word, is used by organisms to maximize survival and reproductive success.

SIGNAL RELIABILITY
NEURAL MECHANISMS
COGNITION & COMMUNICATION


Nowicki Lab
Department of Biology
Box 90338, Duke University
Durham, NC  27708-0338  USA
Lab phone: 919-660-0927 or 919-684-6950
Office of Undergraduate Education: 919-668-3420
Fax: 919-660-7293
Email: snowicki@duke.edu