The Nowicki Lab at Duke University

Our lab studies animal communication and sexual selection from an integrative perspective that includes a wide range of behavioral ecological, neuroethological, developmental, genetic, and evolutionary approaches. Birds are a common model system, but we also have worked with insects, spiders, shrimp, lobsters, lizards, and primates, including humans. Whether we're wearing a white coat in the lab or hip waders in the marsh – and whether we're measuring a signal, watching behavior, recording from neurons, running simulations, analyzing hormones, or assembling proteomes – a question that unites us all is how information, in the broadest sense of that word, is used by organisms to maximize survival and reproductive success.


Nowicki Lab
Department of Biology
Box 90338, Duke University
Durham, NC  27708-0338  USA
Lab phone: 919-660-0927 or 919-684-6950
Office of Undergraduate Education: 919-668-3420
Fax: 919-660-7293