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Baugh Lab

Integrative Animal Behavior

In the Baugh Lab we integrate endocrinology, evolutionary biology and neurobiology to understand the basis of natural behavior in vertebrates. We are especially interested in the biological basis of intra-population variation (within- and among-individuals) with a focus on sexual communication (bioacoustics and acoustically-guided behavior) and (neuro)endocrine traits as the phenotypic characters of interest. Amphibians serve as the principal study organisms.

Appointments

  • 2019 Present

    Associate Professor

    Swarthmore College, Biology Dept

  • 2013 2019

    Assistant Professor

    Swarthmore College, Biology Dept

Previous Academic Positions

  • 2010 2013

    Posdoctoral Fellow

    Max Planck Inst. for Animal Behavior & Netherlands Inst. for Ecology

  • 2004 2009

    Ph.D. Student

    University of Texas at Austin & Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst.

  • 2003 2004

    Research Technician

    University of Utah, Rose & Goller Labs

  • 2001 2003

    Curatorial Assistant

    Natural History Museum of Utah, Vertebrate Collections

Education

  • Ph.D. 2009

    Neuroscience

    University of Texas at Austin

  • B.S. 2002

    Biology

    University of Utah

Editorial Board

  • 2018-Present

    Associate Editor

    Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

  • 2015-Present

    Review Editor

    Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Awards

  • 2020
    Swarthmore College Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship
  • 2020
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Renewed Research Fellowship, €10,000
  • 2016
    NSF MRI #1626008: Development of an observatory for quantitative analysis of collective behavior in animals. Collaborator (PI: Marc Schmidt, UPenn) $339,174
  • 2016
    James A. Michener Faculty Fellowship Swarthmore College, $81,500
  • 2011
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post-doctoral Research Funding, €82,800
  • 2010
    Max Planck Society International Post-doctoral Research Funding, €27,600
  • 2009
    Animal Behavior Society Travel Grant, $1000
  • 2009
    NSF Travel Grant, $1000
  • 2009
    Animal Behavior Society Travel Grant, $500
  • 2009
    Animal Behavior Society Allee Best Student Presentation, Honorable Mention
  • 2009
    University of Texas Center for Perceptual Systems Travel Grant, $1000
  • 2008
    University of Texas Homer Lindsey Bruce Endowed Fellowship, $20,600
  • 2007
    University of Texas Center for Perceptual Systems Travel Grant, $1000
  • 2007
    Animal Behavior Society Research Grant, $500
  • 2007
    University of Texas Professional Development Award, $1000
  • 2004
    Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service (NIH) in Neurobiology, $22,750
  • 2004
    University of Texas Dean’s Excellence Award, $1000
  • 2004
    NSF Graduate Fellowship Program Honorable Mention
  • 2002
    Magna cum laude | University of Utah
  • 2002
    University of Utah Biology Undergraduate Research Program Grant, $1000
  • 2002
    University of Utah Senate Research Grant, $2500
  • 2002
    Packard Foundation Research Grant, $1000
  • 2002
    Bamfield Marine Station (Canada) Academic Merit Scholarship, $1500
  • 1997
    University of Utah Biology Department Seville Flowers Fellowship (declined)
  • 1997
    University of Utah Achievement Scholarship $1000
  • 1997
    Utah Creditors Association Merit Scholarship $1000