Avian Evolution, Behavior and Conservation – Kevin E. Omland

The Omland Lab studies a range of topics in avian evolution, ecology, behavior and conservation.  Much of our research for the last 20 years has focused on New World orioles (Icterus), including studies of their phylogeny, speciation, hybridization and coloration.  Recent research has emphasized elaborate female coloration and female song. We have ongoing local work on female song in Orchard Orioles.

For the last five years we studied the endangered Bahama Oriole in close collaboration with the Bahamas National Trust.  We received NSF funding from the Office of International Science and Engineering OISE-1827110. This grant can help fund both undergraduate and PhD research.  We have recently started studying the Puerto Rican Oriole, another species of conservation concern.

Prospective students please email me about our work in Puerto Rico or about other projects that fit well with our recent or ongoing projects. omland@umbc.edu


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For posts about our work in the Bahamas: Bahama Oriole Project