Charlotte studies the effect of climate change on avian morphology. In particular, she is interested in examining the mechanism behind Bergmann's Rule to see if it explains observed declines in avian body size. In the past, she has researched Allen's Rule in desert birds, roosting behaviors in Chimney Swifts, and bird species distributions in the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. When she's not studying birds, you can find her trying to visit all 162 of Ann Arbor's parks, thinking about environmental ethics, or learning to ice skate.
B.S., Biological Sciences and Philosophy, magna cum laude. University of Notre Dame (2022)
Weeks BC, Klemz M, Wada H, Darling R, Dias T, O’Brien BK, Probst CM, Zhang M, Zimova M. (2022). Temperature, size, and developmental plasticity in birds. Biology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2022.0357
Probst CM, Ralston J, Bentley I. (2021). The effect of climate on bill morphology within and across Toxostoma thrashers. Journal of Avian Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02871
Research featured in: Fosmoe, M. (2022, Sep 05). The Chimney Swifts of Columba Hall. Notre Dame Magazine. https://magazine.nd.edu/stories/the-chimney-swifts-of-columba-hall/
Probst, CM. (2022, May 20). A spectacle of nature in our backyard: Thousands of birds return to Notre Dame. South Bend Tribune. https://www.southbendtribune.com/story/opinion/