Caitlin Alice Stern, Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Neurobiology & Behavior

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4370  e-mail: cas245 AT cornell.edu


PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Ph.D., Animal Behavior           2006-present                Cornell University       Advisor: J.L. Dickinson

A.B., Honors in Biology            2001-2005                   Harvard University      Advisor: S.V. Edwards


BOOK CHAPTERS

Stern, C.A. and J.L. Dickinson. 2010. Pigeons. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, pp. 723-730. Oxford: Academic Press.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Ferree, E.D., J.L. Dickinson, W. Rendell, C.A. Stern, S. Porter. 2010. Hatching order explains an extra-pair chick advantage in western bluebirds. Behavioral Ecology 21: 802-807.

Ferree, E.D., J.L. Dickinson, D. Kleiber, C.A. Stern, J. Haydock, M.T. Stanback, V. Schmidt, L. Eisenberg, C. Stolzenberg. 2008. Development and cross-species testing of western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) microsatellite primers. Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 1348-1350.

Stern, C.A. 2007. Western bluebird captures a western fence lizard. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 128-129.


POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

Stern, C.A., J.L. Dickinson, E.D. Ferree. 2010. The importance of family for western bluebirds. BirdScope 24(1):3.

Stern, C.A., J.L. Dickinson, E.D. Ferree. 2010. The importance of family for western bluebirds. Bluebird 32(2):10-11. (Re-publication of article by the same name originally published in BirdScope.)

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2009    Stuart Fellowship, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

2006    Excellence Fellowship, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

2006    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship  

 

EXTERNAL GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011    Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research

2010    Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant

2010    North American Bluebird Society – Research Grant

2009    North American Bluebird Society – Research Grant

2008    American Museum of Natural History – Frank M. Chapman Award

2007    American Ornithologists' Union – Bleitz Research Award


INTERNAL GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011    Sigma Xi, Cornell University chapter Research Grant

2011    Dept of Neurobiology & Behavior – Student  Research Grant in Animal Behavior

2010    Athena Fund of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

2010    Conference Travel Grant (to attend 13th Congress of the ISBE) – Cornell University

2010    Sigma Xi, Cornell University chapter Research Grant

2010    Dept of Neurobiology & Behavior – Student  Research Grant in Animal Behavior

2009    Sigma Xi, Cornell University chapter Research Grant

2009   Dept of Neurobiology & Behavior – Student  Research Grant in Animal Behavior

2007   Dept of Neurobiology & Behavior – Student  Research Grant in Animal Behavior

2004    Harvard College Research Program – Grant for Senior Thesis Research 


RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Stern, C.A., H.K. Reeve. 2010. Mother-fetus conflict as a tug-of-war. Oral presentation at 13th Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology.

Stern, C.A., H.K. Reeve, J.L. Dickinson. 2008. The influence of help on reproductive conflict within cooperative groups. Poster at 12th Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology.


SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Animal Behavior Society