Melissa Hughes


Address: RITA 217


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



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