For nearly 40 years, Dr. Ellen Ketterson and her research team from Indiana University have been studying juncos in the mountain forests of Virginia. This segment introduces viewers to the junco, the researchers, and the core methods they use to study birds. Set in field, lab, and aviary locations, one landmark study is highlighted in detail: a long-term field experiment investigating the complex effects of the hormone testosterone on behavior, physiology, and evolutionary fitness. Part of Ordinary Extraordinary Junco (Chapter 2).
Ordinary Extraordinary Junco: Remarkable Biology From A Backyard Bird!
Say Hello To The Junco
Pioneers In Science: Rowan And The Junco
Appalachian Spring: Long-Term Studies At Mountain Lake
Diversification I: The Dark-Eyed Juncos
Diversification II: South Of The Border
The Mysterious Juncos Of Guadeloupe Island
Evolution-In-Action: The Campus Juncos At UC San Diego
What We Can Learn From The Junco