Kim Hoke

Kim HokeAssociate Professor
Office: Anatomy-Zoology Building E206
Phone: 970-492-4200

The primary goal of the Hoke lab is to understand the processes that shape evolutionary trajectories. We focus on the mechanisms of convergent evolution of behavioral and morphological traits. We link molecular, neural, and developmental mechanisms to their consequences for organismal phenotypes, and we investigate the neural and hormonal mechanisms of context- or experience-dependent changes in behavior.

Selected Publications

Hoke, K. L., Ryan, M. J. & Wilczynski, W. (2010). Sexually dimorphic sensory gating drives behavioral differences. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 3463-3472.

Hoke, K. L. and Pitts, N. L. (2012) Modulation of sensory-motor integration as a general mechanism for context-dependence of behavior in vertebrates. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 176: 465-471.

Fischer, E. K., Soares, D., Archer, K. R., Ghalambor, C. K., Hoke, K. L. (2013) Genetically and environmentally mediated divergence in lateral line morphology in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 3132-3142.

Fischer E. K., Harris R. M., Hofmann H. A., Hoke K. L. (2014). Predator exposure alters stress physiology in guppies across timescales and independent evolutionary lineages. Hormones & Behavior 65: 165-172.