Trevor Price


For a general overview of the research in my lab, see the departmental website. The current focus of my research is on the determinants of bird species diversity along the Himalayas, notably the question of why there are twice as many species in the eastern Himalayas as the west. This work is being done in collaboration with Dhananjai Mohan (email) and Pratap Singh (email) at the Wildlife Institute of India, as well as my long term (25 years) collaborator Nitin Jamdar and his wife Kartika (email). We are conducting extensive field studies of the ecology, abundance, elevational, and latitudinal distributions of birds and constructing phylogenetic relationships using molecular data. We are working in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, mostly in the months April-July. The combination of phylogenetic and ecological work will be used to distinguish so-called ecological and historical explanations for the gradient in species diversity.


Professor of Biology

Department of Ecology and Evolution

The University of Chicago

1101 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637