PhD Candidate
(fall 2017 – present)
Animal Behavior Graduate Group

Office Location: 2418/2424 Meyer Hall


Research Interests:
Lindsey studies the development of behavioral characteristics in relation to endocrinological markers. Her dissertation research addresses domesticated (Pekin ducks) and wild ducks (Wood ducks), and basic and applied research questions.  Lindsey’s first project evaluated the relationship between early social experience (rearing with or without physical contact with female ducklings) and reproductive development of male ducks (behavior, fertility and circulating testosterone). Her second study focuses on the relationships between early and adult body condition, and the ability of individual birds to cope with acute stress. 

Honors and Awards:
Lindsey is the recipient of a scholarship from the Western Poultry Scholarship and Research Foundation (2018). She has been awarded two Hart, Cole, Goss Fellowships (2019 & 2018) and two Kratzer, Ogasawara, Vohra Scholarship awards (2020 & 2021) from the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis. She has successfully competed for two Jastro-Shields awards through the Animal Behavior Graduate Group (2019, 2020) and has received a Graduate Program Fellowship from the Animal Biology Graduate Group (2018). Most recently (2021), Lindsey received research funding from the Selma Herr Fund for Ornithological Research and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for her research from the Poultry Science Association (

Fun fact:  Lindsey became certified in Jib and Stiffleg Derrick Crane operation while doing research.