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Peter Lowther

Research Associate

My research interests have included study of breeding biology of birds at population and community levels and work to understand the ecology and evolution of avian brood parasitism and resultant interactions between host and parasite populations. Active projects include monitoring breeding biology of a suburban nesting colony of House Sparrows (since 1988) and study of brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds.

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B.S., Zoology, Iowa State University, 1970.
M.A., Systematics and Ecology, University of Kansas, 1976.
Ph.D., Systematics and Ecology, University of Kansas, 1979.



Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union; honored with Marion Jenkinson AOU Service Award (The Auk 120: 233-234, 2003
Editor, Inland Bird Banding Association (for North American Bird Bander).