Molly Mcdermott

Molly Mcdermott
University of Colorado Boulder | CUB · Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO)

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Introduction
Molly McDermott is a PhD student at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO), University of Colorado Boulder. Molly does research in evolutionary biology, ecology, and avian biology and has a deep interest in outreach and art-science collaborations. She currently studies environmental effects on sexual signals in migratory songbirds.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - July 2017
Alaska Summer Research Academy
Position
  • Instructor
September 2014 - May 2016
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
August 2014 - May 2016
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Education
September 2017 - May 2021
University of Colorado Boulder
Field of study
  • Evolutionary Biology
August 2014 - August 2017
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 2008 - June 2012
The Evergreen State College
Field of study
  • Biology, Music

Publications

Publications (6)
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Many sexually selected traits exhibit phenotypic plasticity. Despite a growing appreciation for the ecological context in which sexual selection occurs, and for the role of plasticity in shaping traits associated with local adaptation and divergence, there is an important gap in knowledge about the onset and duration of plasticity in sexual trait e...
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Diversity is a key driver of scientific innovation, yet fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have struggled to retain diverse communities. Research suggests that fostering a sense of belonging is critical for retaining diversity. We propose an iterative process that aims to improve sense of belonging among laboratory (...
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We propose an application of network analysis to determine which traits and behaviors predict fertilizations within and between populations. This approach quantifies how reproductive behavior between individuals shapes patterns of selection and gene flow, filling an important gap in our understanding of the connection between evolutionary processes...

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