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Taking bird research to new heights

Mark Hauber broadens our understanding of the avian world

You could say that Mark E. Hauber is interested in birds—if you think it's also enough to say that Red Grange was a decent athlete or that the water is a little cool off Iceland. Hauber has written almost 250 peer-reviewed articles about birds and has served as the editor-in-chief of The Auk: Ornithological Advances, associate editor of Behavioral Ecology and Sociology, Marine Biology, and Emu: Austral Ornithology.

He is a former editor of both Ethology and Behavioral Ecology and a fellow of the American Ornithological society, and he has authored "The Book of Eggs," a life-size guide to the eggs of 600 species of birds. He uses behavioral, developmental, physiological, and molecular tools to study the social and genetic consequences of species, with one recent, widely shared study demonstrating how the unique conical shape of thick-billed murre eggs prevented them from rolling out of nests (and off rock cliffs).

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Publication Date: 05/01/2019
Photo credits: L. Brian Stauffer
Editor: Dave Evensen