The Streby Lab
Actionable Science for Evolutionarily Rational Conservation and Management
I earned a B.S. in Zoology and the Honors Program from the University of Wyoming in 2011. While at Wyoming, I designed and conducted an independent research project documenting poorly known breeding behaviors...
I earned an M.S. in Environment and Natural Resources from the Ohio State University in 2008 under the advisorship of Dr. Paul Rodewald. For my thesis research, I examined whether winter habitat quality, as determined by stable-carbon isotope analysis, has an effect on reproductive success...
I graduated in December 2016 with Honors and degrees in Biology and Printmaking from Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana). During my time at Ball State, I combined my interests in art and science to...
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
University of California, Berkeley
Interested in joining the Streby Lab?
The Streby Lab will likely be looking for 1 or 2 new graduate students to start in the summer or fall of 2020. Please contact Dr. Streby and/or his graduate students for information about the lab, and visit the UT Department of Environmental Sciences website for information on degree programs and entrance requirements. The Streby Lab has benefited greatly from diversity of thought stemming from diversity of life experience, and we welcome applications from qualified and creative individuals representing any age, race, ethnicity, sex, and gender.
The Streby Lab academic ancestry traces direct lines to the respective “fathers” of American ecology and wildlife management, so let's not blow it now!
Henry Streby <- Donald Miles <- Robert Ricklefs <- Robert MacArthur <- G. Evelyn Hutchinson
Henry Streby <- David Andersen <- Orrin Rongstad <- Robert McCabe <- Aldo Leopold
Principles of the Streby Lab
Be professional, ethical, and reliable
Remain curious and appropriately skeptical
Take pride and find joy in your work
Seek those who share these principles and collaborate loyally
The inverse of this final point is equally important
The goal of science is to seek truth, not to prove theory, despite publication bias toward the latter
Potential in scientific research knows no race, age, sex, gender, or place of origin
“I don’t know” are underused words
Memorization and regurgitation of facts is no substitute for original thought
Always question anything described as a “consensus opinion”
The best response to an unprofessional communication is usually no response at all
Trying to rationalize with an irrational person is a good way to go insane
He who has an hour to discuss his busy schedule is not that busy
Your family and health will always be more important than your job