Brian Weeks joined SEAS in 2019 as an assistant professor. He is an evolutionary ecologist who studies how bird species and bird communities have responded to environmental change. He is a museum-, field-, and lab-based biologist with interests ranging from the influence of macroevolutionary processes on the vulnerability of communities in the Solomon Islands to morphological changes over the past 40 years in North American birds. Brian got his PhD in 2017 at Columbia University, where he was also affiliated with the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History.
PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
MA and M.Phil, Columbia University
Affiliated PhD student, American Museum of Natural History in the Department of Ornithology
BA, Brown University
How a Warming World Could Affect Bird Development
SEAS master’s student Isaac Smith, who focuses on avian conservation, spent two months at the U-M Biological Station conducting a nest-warming experiment that he hoped would offer additional clues about how birds respond to climate change.