Our undergraduates were hard at work this summer undertaking exciting independent research projects.
NSF REU student Dain was interested in whether intercross high- and low-predation populations of guppies showed evidence for behavioral sterility by assessing their courtship behaviors (among others).
Independent study student Quinn tested whether environmental enrichment influenced neophobia in female guppies.
And NSF REU student Richard dove into the mysteries of why some natural populations of guppies are so darn large, and whether large size is genetically associated with more feminized shapes.
We are beginning a semester-long R workshop so they can analyze their results independently, and we look forward to sharing our exciting findings!