Ben is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. He is studying speciation in Andean birds, and the evolution of seasonal migration in neotropical birds. He does his fieldwork in the Andes of Peru and the boreal forests of North America. He uses the Pritzker Lab and the bird collections of the Field Museum for his research. His personal website is here.
2009- present: University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Chicago, IL. (PhD expected 2014)
2007: B.A. Cornell University, summa cum laude, College Scholars program
2009-2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2003-2007 Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholarship
2011 Alexander Wetmore Award, American Ornithologists’ Union
2011 Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund, American Museum of Natural History
2011 Joseph Grinnell Award, Cooper Ornithological Society
2010 Hinds Fund, University of Chicago
2010 Graduate Research Award, Society of Systematic Biologists
2008 Student Research Grant, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (co-PI)
2008 Young Explorers Grant, National Geographic Society (co-PI)
2008 Youth Activity Fund, Explorers Club (co-PI)
2008 Student Research Grant, Jordani Zoology Club, Cornell University (co-PI)
2007 Student Research Grant, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (co-PI)
2005 Morley Student Research Grant, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
G. F. Seeholzer, B. M. Winger, M. G. Harvey, D. Caceres A. & J. D. Weckstein. A new species of barbet (Aves: Capitonidae) from the Cerros del Sira of Peru. The Auk 129(3): 551-559.
Winger, B. M., I. J. Lovette & D. W. Winkler. 2012. Ancestry and evolution of seasonal migration in Parulidae. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279:610-618. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1045
Harvey, M., B. M. Winger, G. Seeholzer & D. Caceres A. 2011. Avifauna of the Gran Pajonal and southern Cerros del Sira, Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(2):289-316. doi: 10.1676/10-066.1
Greeney, H., M. Juiña, J. B. Harris, M. Wickens, B. Winger, R. Gelis, E. Miller, & A. Solano-Ugalde. 2010. Observations on the breeding biology of birds in south-east Ecuador. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 130:61-68.
Winger, B. 2003. Molt strategies in adult dowitchers: Criteria for field identification in Ohio. The Ohio Cardinal 26:3 125-136