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Jay Pitocchelli, Ph.D.

1979 - B.S., Hobart College, Animal Behavior
1981 - M.S., Memorial College of Newfoundland, Psychology
1988 - Ph.D., City University of New York, Biology

Research Interests and Background

My research background is in Ornithology, specifically behavior and evolutionary ecology of birds. I have studied species limits in the Genus Geothlypis using behavioral and morphometric analyses. I have also conducted research on the ecology of seabirds in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. My current research is on geographic and temporal variation in bird song. I have been recording Mourning and MacGillivray's Warblers throughout their respective breeding ranges to determine the extent and nature of geographic variation in song wihtin each species.  My future research will involve comparing variation between recordings I made in the 1980's with recent recordings from the early 2000's to examine how song differences evolve within populations over time.

Contact Information

Prof. Pitoccelli

Jay Pitocchelli
Department of Biology
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7397
Fax: (603) 222-4012

2316 Goulet Science Center

Research laboratory:
1317 Goulet Science Center

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