Research in my lab focuses on the ecological and evolutionary effects of interference competition between species. One project in Southern California, led by PhD student Rachel Chock, examines competition between the critically endangered Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus) and other native rodents. The results may have a direct application in the planned reintroduction of this species to parts of its historic range.
Effects of interspecific competition on habitat use by Stephens’ kangaroo rat
2021-2022 La Kretz Center Graduate Research and Stunt Ranch Reserve Combined Grant
Loss of sexual dimporhism is associated with loss of lekking behavior in the green manakin (Xenopipo holochora)
Ribeiro, R. D.; McCormack, J. E.; Álvarez, H. G.; Carrasco, L.; Grether, G. F.; Mena-Olmedo, P.; Sedano, R.; Smith, T. B.; Karubian, J.
Published Work | 2015 | Journal of Avian Biology 46(3), 307–314permalink
The importance of conserving evolutionary processes
Smith, T. B.; Grether, G.
Published Work | 2008download pdf permalink
Smith, T. B.; Mila, B.; Grether, G. F.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Sepil, I.; Buermann, W.; Saatchi, S.; Pollinger, J. P.
Published Work | 2007 | Molecular Ecology 17(1), 58–71permalink