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Dr. Matthew Dugas

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 232
Office Hours
Fall 2023: Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm, by appointment
  • About
  • Education

Current Courses


299.003Independent Honor Study

499.004Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.104Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.204Independent Research For The Master's Thesis Last Term

287.051Independent Study

290.051Research In Biological Sciences

599.010Research In The Biological Sciences

420.001Seminar in Biostatistics Laboratory

599.010Research In The Biological Sciences

599.110Research In The Biological Sciences Final Term

Research Interests & Areas

In my lab, we ask questions about the social and environmental factors that shape communication. Our primary focus is on communication within avian and anuran families, in particular how and why offspring solicitation traits evolve. This includes life-history studies that address the selective pressures shaping families as well as observational and experimental efforts to understand the information content and function of offspring signals. Other areas of interest include visual signal evolution generally, a topic we consider by studying the avian begging display and freshwater fishes.

PhD Zoology

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

BA Biology

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY