Shane G. DuBay

Committee on Evolutionary Biology

University of Chicago

Ph.D. student

Black-crested Tit-tyrant (Anairetes nigrocristatus)

I am a graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago and the Bird Division at The Field Museum of Natural History.


I study how interactions between organisms and their environment affect biodiversity. This question has two components: 1) historical evolutionary processes that have produced the tree of life and 2) current ecological processes that affect how biotic lineages respond to environmental pressures. My research integrates evolutionary history with ongoing population processes. I am specifically interested in montane systems where species turnover is accompanied by dramatic environmental gradients.

Me with a Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)