About Me

IMG_1623Welcome to my website! I am a behavioral ecologist, broadly interested in the consequences of individual variation in behavior for the ecological and evolutionary trajectories of populations and species. With experience studying vertebrates, invertebrates, and even plants, I am building a research program studying individual behavioral ecology in a variety of organisms, using field-based techniques, conceptual inquiry, and mathematical modeling approaches to tackle specific questions tailored to each organism’s unique natural history.

I am currently a Miller postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, working with Damian Elias in the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management. I did my Ph.D. with Jonathan Losos, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. I will be starting as faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU Boulder in the Fall of 2021 (lab website coming soon! But worry not, I’ll be maintaining and updating this website too as a home for my writing).

Take a look at the research page for more about my recent and ongoing work, and see my CV for publications arising from my research. You can contact me at ambikamath[at]berkeley.edu.

Science Communication: In addition to my blog here, my lizard-related blogging efforts can be found at Anole Annals. I also wrote a monthly natural history column, Creature Feature, for The Hindu’s BL Ink.

Workshops: I have designed workshops to begin conversations in academic departments about the representation and inclusion of underrepresented minorities. Details can be found at these links (1, 2), and please let me know if you adapt these for use in your department!

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Read your column on Bee-Eaters in B’link (Hindu). Liked it a lot. I am an amateur bird watcher from Nagpur. Keep me posted about your work.


    1. Thanks for reading, and for your comment! Take a look at the blog page if you would like to see other pieces for BLink, as well as my other writing.

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