Stephen Nowicki, Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology and Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Bass Fellow of Biology

Stephen Nowicki
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Office Location:  116 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-6950, (919) 668-3420
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Ph.D.Cornell University1984
M.S.Tufts University1978
B.S.Tufts University1976

Organismal Biology and Behavior
Ecology and Population Biology
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

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  1. DuBois, AL; Nowicki, S; Peters, S; Rivera-C├íceres, KD; Searcy, WA (2018). Song is not a reliable signal of general cognitive ability in a songbird. Animal Behaviour, 137, S1-S25. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Niederhauser, JM; DuBois, AL; Searcy, WA; Nowicki, S; Anderson, RC (2018). A test of the eavesdropping avoidance hypothesis as an explanation for the structure of low-amplitude aggressive signals in the song sparrow. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72(3). [doi]  [abs]
  3. Anderson, RC; Searcy, WA; Peters, S; Hughes, M; DuBois, AL; Nowicki, S (2017). Song learning and cognitive ability are not consistently related in a songbird.. Animal Cognition, 20(2), 309-320. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Anderson, R; Niederhauser, J; Dubois, A; Nowicki, S; Searcy, W (2017). Are Song Sparrow 'Soft Songs' Adapted for Short-range Communication?. Integrative and Comparative Biology (BioOne), 57, E192-E192.
  5. Peters, S; Nowicki, S (2017). Overproduction and attrition: the fates of songs memorized during song learning in songbirds. Animal Behaviour, 124, 255-261. [doi]