Research

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

Katie McGhee studies how environmental stressors, such as predator encounters, shape an individual’s behavior. For example, how does the stress that parents experience during their lives affect the behavior of their offspring in the future? How does encountering predators early in an individual’s life affect their behavior later on? To explore these questions, she uses a variety of freshwater fish species - they are easy to manipulate and observe in the lab, and super fun to watch!