Faculty Profiles

Shana Caro

Assistant Professor
Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Science Building 325
516.877.3252
scaro@adelphi.edu
http://​shanacaro.​weebly.​com/​

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

DPhil, University of Oxford (2017)

BA, Harvard University (2007)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Stengl-Wyer Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin (2020-2022)

Simons Junior Fellow, Columbia University (2017-2020)

Postdoc, Wageningen University (NL, 2017)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in social behavior – particularly in how signaling systems evolve when there are evolutionary conflicts of interest between signalers and receivers. Using parent-offspring signaling in birds (begging) as a framework, I investigate how ecology and life history traits affect communication both across and within species. I am also interested in the neural mechanisms governing social behavior, maternal investment in eggs, and maternal/paternal effects on offspring behavior.

 

 

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