Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Biology Julie Hagelin is an expert on avian behavioral ecology and avian communication. Professor Hagelin has conducted extensive research on chemical signaling of the Crested Auklet, an Alaskan seabird that produces a remarkable tangerine-like scent. She has also recently worked on the perfumed and critically endangered Kakapo parrot of New Zealand. Until recently, birds were the only group of vertebrates for which chemical communication was unknown. Avian chemical communication challenges the traditional view since Audubon that birds respond to their world only through sight and sound. Her work was supported by the National Geographic Foundation and National Science Foundation.
Professor Hagelin received her B.A. from Pomona College and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. She teaches courses on animal behavior and behavioral ecology.
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