Associate ProfessorOffice: Anatomy/Zoology Building E338APhone: 970-491-2759Website: http://sites.biology.colostate.edu/ghalamborlabEducation: Ph.D., University of MontanaEmail: Cameron.Ghalambor@ColoState.EDU
I am interested in a diversity of questions in evolutionary, behavioral, and physiological ecology. My research interests are generally concerned with the empirical study of adaptation in natural populations. Current research questions include: 1) the tension between adaptation and constraint when selection acts on suites of integrated traits, 2) the evolution of adaptive phenotypic plasticity, 3) the evolutionary ecology of species interactions (particularly predator-prey interactions), 4) life history evolution in temperate and tropical organisms, and 5) the potential for adaptation in newly established populations. My research methods typically involve the use of field and laboratory experiments that compare different species and populations. All my research is motivated by a keen interest in understanding the natural history of the species I am studying, while simultaneously testing and developing theory. I am interested in graduate students who share a similar motivation.
Horton, B., Yoon, J., Ghalambor, C.K., Moore, I. T., and T. S. Sillett. 2010. Seasonal and population variation in testosterone levels between male orange-crowned warblers (Vermivora celata) breeding in Alaska and California. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 168: 333-339.
Mykles, D.L., Ghalambor, C.K., Stillman, J.H., and L. Tomanek. 2010. Grand Challenges in Comparative Physiology: Integration Across Disciplines and Levels of Biological Organization. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 6-16.
Langin, K.M, T.S. Sillett, #J. Yoon, H. R. Sofaer, and C. K. Ghalambor. 2009. Reproductive consequences of an extreme drought for songbirds on Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands. Pgs 293-300 in Damiani, C.C. and D.K. Garcelon (eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh California Islands Symposium. Institute for Wildlife Studies, Arcata, CA
Gaston, K. J. S.L. Chown, P. Calosi, J. Bernardo, D.T. Bilton, A. Clarke, S. Clusella-Trullas, C.K. Ghalambor, M. Konarzewski, L.S. Peck, W.P. Porter, H.O. Pörtner, E.L. Rezende, P. M. Schulte, J. Stillman, J.S. Terblanche, and M. van Kleunen. 2009. Macrophysiology: A conceptual re-unification. American Naturalist. 174: 595-612.
Huizinga, M., Ghalambor, C.K., and D. N. Reznick. 2009. The genetic and environmental basis of adaptive differences in shoaling behavior between populations of the Trinidadian guppy. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 1860-1866.
Deutsch, C., Tewksbury, J.J., Huey, R. B., Sheldon, K., Ghalambor, C. K., Haak, D., and Martin, P. R. 2008. Impacts of climate warming on terrestrial ectotherms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 105: 6668-6672
Peluc, S., Sillett, T. S., Rotenberry, J.T. and C. K. Ghalambor. 2008. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in an island songbird exposed to a novel predation risk. Behavioral Ecology. 19: 830-835.
Ghalambor, C. K., McKay, J.K., Carroll, S., and D. N. Reznick. 2007. Adaptive versus non-adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the potential for contemporary adaptation to new environments. Functional Ecology. 21: 394-407.
Ghalambor, C. K., Huey, R. B., Martin, P. R., and G. Wang. 2006. Are mountain passes higher in the tropics? Janzen's Hypothesis Revisited. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46: 5-17.
Hammond, K. A., R. Cardullo, and C. K. Ghalambor. 2006. The role of developmental plasticity in comparative physiology: mechanism and process. In New Directions in Developmental Physiology (e.d. W. Burggren et al.). Pp. 71-82. Oxford University Press.
Walker, J. A., Ghalambor, C. K., Griset, O. L., McKenny, D., and D. N. Reznick. 2005. Do faster starts increase the probability of evading predators? Functional Ecology 19: 808-815.
Rezende, E. L., Gomes, F. R., Ghalambor, C. K., Russell, G. A., and M. A. Chappell. 2005. An evolutionary framework to study physiological adaptation to high altitudes. Revista Chil. Hist. Nat. 78: 323-336.
Reznick, D. N. and C. K. Ghalambor. 2005. Selection in nature: Experimental manipulations of natural populations. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 45: 456-462.
Reznick, D. N. and C. K. Ghalambor. 2005. Can commercial fishing cause evolution? Answers from guppies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 62: 791-801.
Reznick, D. N., Bryant, M. J., Roff, D., Ghalambor, C. K., and D. E. Ghalambor. 2004. Effects of extrinsic mortality on patterns of senescence in guppies. Nature. 431: 1095-1099.
Ghalambor, C. K., Walker, J. A., and D. N. Reznick. 2003. Multi-trait selection, adaptation, and constraints on the evolution of burst swimming performance. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 43: 431-438.
Ghalambor, C. K. and T. E. Martin. 2002. Comparative manipulation of predation risk during incubation reveals variability in the plasticity of parental responses. Behavioral Ecology 13: 101-108.
Ghalambor, C. K. and T. E. Martin. 2001. Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds. Science 292: 494-497.
Reznick, D. N., and C. K. Ghalambor. 2001. The population ecology of contemporary adaptation: What empirical studies reveal about the conditions that promote adaptive evolution. Genetica.112-113: 183-198.
Badyaev, A. and C. K. Ghalambor. 2001 Avian life-history strategies in relation to elevation: Evidence for a trade-off between fecundity and parental care. Ecology. 82: 2948-2960.