Andrea Townsend

Assistant Professor
Office: 1075 Academic Surge
Phone: (530)752-6825


We examine the behavioral responses of wildlife to human-induced environmental change and the consequences of these behaviors on fitness, populations, and genetic structure. We seek to understand how a rapidly changing environment will drive the evolution of animal behavior, and to identify of management tools to conserve wildlife in this changing landscape. To answer our research questions, we integrate tools from behavioral ecology, molecular ecology, and population ecology.