Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Sarah N Davis

Sarah N Davis
B.S., Biology, The University of Arizona, 2016
B.A., French, The University of Arizona, 2016
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, UT Austin, expected 2021


Supervisor


I study avian evolution and drivers of avian diversity both in the present and deep time. My research focuses on how the expression of bright coloration changes across modern birds and how physical aspects of integument structure change with different pigmentation.

Heese Research Award - American Ornithological Society (2019)

Whitney Endowed Presidential Scholarship - University of Texas at Austin (2019)

Broquet Charl Memorial Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant - The University of Texas at Austin (2017)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - NSF (2017)

Excellence in Undergraduate Research - The University of Arizona EEB (2016)

Chronology of deposition and unconformity development across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, Magallanes-Austral Basin, Patagonian Andes, Geological Society of America, Phoenix, Arizona (2019)

Trends in carotenoid-consistent coloration across non-passerine birds, Evolution Joint Congress, Montpellier, France (2018)

Trends in carotenoid-consistent coloration across non-passerine birds, American Ornithological Society, (2018)

Evolution of long-term coloration trends with biochemically unstable ingredients, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)