Welcome to the Organismal Biology Lab at Louisiana Tech!
We are interested in how organisms survive and reproduce in their natural environments. Most of our work focuses on birds. Our research.attempts to explain the structure and function of organisms in terms of their ecology and evolutionary history. Our approach is integrative, encompassing behavioral ecology, conservation, demography, endocrinology, immunology, and toxicology.
Contact Dr. Maness if you are interested in joining our group.
A Nazca Booby pair on Española Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Henslow's Sparrow wintering at Lake Ramsey WMA, Louisiana