Amy Newman

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Research Description

Research in my lab is focused on understanding how early life environments can affect stress levels in organisms, especially birds, squirrels, and butterflies. This is important because stress can influence the physiology, behaviour, and fitness of these organisms. We use a variety of approaches from large-scale manipulations in the wild to controlled laboratory experiments.

Research Summary

We study proximate and ultimate questions around stress ecophysiology. We combine field studies and laboratory analyses to examine the persistent effects of early life stress on physiology, behaviour and fitness. We use a variety of approaches from large-scale manipulations in the wild to controlled laboratory experiments. I am excited by integrative questions that span levels of biological organization and students in the lab are encouraged to explore questions from evolutionary, ecological, physiological and molecular perspectives.

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