Welcome to the Grindstaff Lab at Oklahoma State University!

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Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Life History Trade-Offs

Our research incorporates concepts and approaches from physiology, behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology. We use this integrative approach to understand both the proximate mechanisms and the evolutionary consequences of life history trade-offs. Studies involve the integration of field and laboratory work to explore how ecological and physiological parameters act and interact to influence parent and offspring phenotypes.

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