Male and Female Morphology Is Environmentally Determined

Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Differences between males and females may be caused by ecological factors-if you're a purple-throated carib hummingbird. Ethan Temeles, assistant professor of biology, and three of his students from Amherst College report their findings in the July 21 issue of Science.

Amherst College Professor Ethan Temeles Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Hummingbird Research

September 19, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Ethan J. Temeles, associate professor of biology at Amherst College, has received a grant of $240,000 from the National Science Foundation for a research project titled “Coevolutionary Convergence and Displacement Across a Geographic Mosaic: Hummingbirds and Heliconias of the Lesser Antilles.”