John P. Swaddle



Undergrads, if you are interested in working on behavioral and ecological questions related to sexual selection and/or human impacts on wildlife, feel free to email me to set up an appointment. Unfortunately my lab is completely full right now but I am happy to help you think about working with other faculty who are interested in similar topics.

I am also interested in advising one or two new MS students starting 2014 Fall semester, so please get in contact if you want to find out more about graduate studies at W&M.

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John Swaddle
Biology Department,
College of William & Mary,
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.
Tel: 757 221 2231
Fax 757 221 6483
Email: jpswad@wm.edu

  • Professor of Biology. Year of arrival: 2001.
  • Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of William and Mary (2012-2013)
  • Permanent Lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor), School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK (1998-2001)
  • Royal Society of London University Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK (1998-2001)
  • Visiting Research Associate, University of Chicago (1997-1999)
  • Natural Environment Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK (1995-1997)
  • Natural Environment Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, UK (1994-1995)
  • Ph.D. Behavioral Ecology, University of Bristol, UK (1991-1994)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology & Zoology, University of Bristol, UK (1988-1991)

IMPORTANT NEWS: Please readabout iibbs: the institute for integrative behavioral and bbiodiversity studies. Students, postdocs, and faculty are working together across disciplines to understand the importance of behavioral ecology and conservation biology to applied context of preserving biodiversity and the implications for human health, economics, and culture. We have a short video about our mercury project.

New Australian research opportunity. In each year from 2012 to 2014 I will be taking two W&M undergraduates to the Australian savannah for an 8-week research experience, integrated in to a longer research program. Read more here.

Also, check out the recent press coverage about Luke Reding's Honors thesis. He is among the first to show that increased sexual selection makes populations more prone to extinction. Exciting stuff!



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Last updated February 17, 2014