Richard Prum

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William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Vertebrate Zoology (Ornithology) Peabody Museum of Natural History
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511-8934
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ESC 164
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My recent research has focused on theoretical and molecular studies of the development and evolution of feathers, developing and applying new tools for the study of the physics and evolution of structural coloration, and continued efforts in phylogenetic ethology of polygynous birds (Link to Research page). I have conducted field work throughout the Neotropics and in Madagascar, and have studied fossil theropods in China. I am Curator of Ornithology in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology