Andrew StoehrPh.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
MS. Zoology, Auburn University, 1999
BS. Biology, Indiana University, 1994
I am interested in how the costs and benefits of reproduction and of immune defense are balanced, and how this balance differs among differing life-histories and between the sexes. I intend to investigate these questions in one or more insect species. In particular, I am interested in the Lepidoptera because the holometabolous life-history makes for interesting hypotheses about the ways in which resources should be allocated at different stages and between sexes. My previous, master's degree research investigated hormone-induced trade-offs in a vertebrate, the house finch.
Stoehr, A.M. and G.E. Hill. 2000. Testosterone and the allocation of reproductive effort in male house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48:407-411.
Stoehr, A.M. and G.E. Hill. 2001. The effects of elevated testosterone on plumage hue in male house finches. Journal of Avian Biology 32:153-158