Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology
Associate Professor of Integrative Biology
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program
Dr. Lundrigan's research integrates data from a variety of sources (behavior, morphology, and molecules) to address questions in mammalian evolution. Recent examples include a comparative study of behavioral and morphological ontogeny in carnivores (with K. Holekamp), a comparative study of brain morphology and temporal niche evolution in rodents (with L. Smale), and exploration of climate-induced changes in the small mammal communities of the Northern Great Lakes region (with P. Myers).
Dr. Lundrigan encourages her graduate students to work on projects of their own devising within the broad realm of ecology, behavior, morphology, and systematics of mammals. Current graduate students are studying the influence of skull ontogeny on life-history strategies in carnivores and temporal niche evolution in rodents.
Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
M.A., Biology, Smith College