Behavioral ecology and evolution. Social behavior and sexual selection. The evolution and maintenance of cooperative breeding systems. Wildlife conservation. Neotropical ornithology. Galapagos mockingbirds.
The maintenance of alternative social tactics from a behavioral, ecological and genetic perspective, with an emphasis on understanding how environmental, social, and ecological parameters influence current and future fitness.
I am also interested in how global climate change, via ENSO conditions, affects Galapagos land birds at both the individual and population levels, and the application of behavioral ecology and genetics to wildlife conservation.
University of California Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Villanova University, PA
M.S. in Molecular Ecology
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, South America
B.S. in Wildlife Biology
- Animal Behavior Society Conservation
Committee Board Member, July 2003-present.
- 2004 Aquarium of the Pacific Galapagos Workshop
Participant for the development of an Information Science NSF Proposal.
- 2003 Curry Animal Behavior Society Meeting Talk
Correlates of social rank and breeding success in the cooperatively breeding Espanola Mockingbird, Nesomimus maconaldi, as revealed by microsatellite DNA amplification.
- Anderson, D. J. & I. S. von Lippke (2004) Submitted Behavioral Responses of Galápagos Mockingbirds (Nesomimus macdonaldi) to Blood.
- Cody, M. L. and I. S. von Lippke (2003) Aves Acuáticas del Río San Juan. In: Las especies del Río San Juan, Nicaragua. Querol Lipcovich, D. and J. Ponce Palafax (Eds.) Mexico, DF.