Most of our research has been on birds of the Himalayas. Currently we conduct ecological and evolutionary studies in association with students and professors at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, and it is unlikely that I will be able to take on students at the University of Chicago for these studies in the near future. However, we are also studying the evolution of colors and color vision in birds, including analyses of opsin sequences, light environments, and color space models, and have possible openings for this research.

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Me, my long term collaborator, Dhananjai Mohan, Alex White and Supriya at one of her study sites, at 1800m, in Bengal. This location has more songbirds breeding on 5 ha. than any other location we are aware of in the world.

Some recent publications from our lab (my CV can be downloaded here)

Bloch, N. I., J. M. Morrow, B. S. W.  Chang and T. D. Price. (2015) SWS2 visual pigment evolution as a test of historically contingent patterns of plumage color evolution in warblers. Evolution 69: 341–356

Bloch, N. I., T. D. Price and B. S. W. Chang. (2015) Evolutionary dynamics of Rh2 opsins in birds demonstrate an episode of accelerated evolution in the New World warblers (Setophaga). Molecular Ecology 24: 2449–2462

Bloch, N. I. (2015). Evolution of opsin expression in birds driven by sexual selection and habitat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20142321

Wheatcroft, D. (2015) Repetition rate of calls used in multiple contexts communicates presence of predators to nestlings and adult birds. Animal Behaviour 103: 35-44

Singh, P. and T. D. Price. (2015) Causes of the latitudinal gradient in birdsong complexity, assessed from geographical variation within two Himalayan warbler species. Ibis 157:511-527

Lapiedra, O. and T. D. Price. (2015) Revisiting Fisher: range size drives the correlation between variability and abundance of British bird eggs. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1278-1282

White, A. E. (2016) Geographical barriers and dispersal propensity interact to limit range expansions of Himalayan birds. American Naturalist 188:99–112.

Tomašových, A., Kennedy, J.D., Betzner, T.J., Kuehnle, N.B., Edie, S., Kim, S., Supriya, K., White, A.E., Rahbek, C., Huang, S., Price, T.D., Jablonski, D. (2016) Unifying latitudinal gradients in range size and richness across marine and terrestrial systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 283:20153027.

Hooper, D. M. and T. D. Price. (2017) Chromosomal inversion differences correlate with range overlap in passerine birds. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0284-6

Scordato, E. S. C. (2017) Geographic variation in male territory defence strategies in an avian ring species. Animal Behaviour 126:153-162

Price, T. D. (2017) Sensory drive, color and color vision. American Naturalist 190:157-170