Brian Olsen

Brian OlsenAssistant Professor of Biology and Ecology

Degree: Ph.D. 2007 Virginia Tech
Phone: (207) 581-2542
Website: Olsen Lab
Location: 202 Clapp Greenhouse

Research Topic:
Avian ecology, behavior, demography, mating systems, and life history evolution

Research Program:
My research focuses on the ultimate processes that generate vertebrate diversity, including genetically or culturally transmitted traits or those that arise through phenotypic plasticity. What environmental factors encourage plasticity in individuals? Shape the level of variation within and among populations? Lead to isolation among gene pools? How does habitat alteration or climate change alter these processes?