The Rice Lab is broadly interested in evolution, with a focus on understanding the causes and consequences of reproductive isolation and speciation. We combine field research on natural populations with studies of animal behavior and population genetics. Currently, we’re focused on understanding the effects of hybridization on cognition.

Our main study system is the North American hybridizing songbirds, the black-capped and Carolina chickadees. Please explore this site for more detailed information about our specific research projects and the people working on them.

Address: Lehigh University Department of Biological Sciences, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

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