Melissa Hughes

Professor, Associate Chair

Address: RITA 217
Phone: 843.953.6557
E-mail: hughesm@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D. - Duke University
B.A. - Bucknell University


Research Interests

  • animal communication; honesty and deception in animal signals
  • aggressive behavior and territoriality
  • sex differences in morphology and behavior
  • evolution of song dialects in songbirds
  • individual consistency and plasticity in behavior (nonhuman "personalities")

Courses Taught

BIOL 112: Evolution, Form & Function of Organisms
BIOL 333
: Ornithology
BIOL 343/343L
: Animal Behavior/Lab
BIOL 650: Graduate Seminar in Behavioral Ecology

Special Topics: The Cat: Biology and Social Construction of a Domestic Species


Publications

See all publications here.