Associate Professor, OSU at Lima
4240 Campus Drive
Areas of Expertise
- 2007 Ph.D., Kansas State University, Biology
- 2003 M.S., University of Wisconsin, Biological Sciences
- 2000 B.A., Miami University, Botany
- 2000 B.A., Miami University, Zoology
Jackie Augustine is a behavioral ecologist who specializes in mating strategies of birds. She is particularly interested in the proximate environmental and hormonal factors mediating reproductive success of avian species. Her general approach has been to observe wild birds, conduct experiments, analyze data using advanced statistical methodology, and elucidate underlying genetic and physiological processes with blood and fecal analyses. Her research has specifically addressed these topics: 1) linking testosterone levels and genetic diversity with reproductive behavior and male mating success, 2) using modern statistical approaches to provide unbiased demographic estimates for a declining grassland bird, 3) determining how song quality and output affects reproduction, and 4) determine factors affecting species recognition and mate choice in a hybrid zone.