What’s Happening in the Langkilde Lab

Recent Publications

Carlson B.E., Langkilde T. 2014. Predation risk in tadpole populations shapes behavioural responses of prey but not strength of trait-mediated indirect interactions. Oikos. 123:1519-1527.


McCormick G.L., Langkilde T. 2014. Immune responses of eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus) to repeated acute elevation of corticosterone. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 204: 135-140.


Zuk M., Bastiaans E., Langkilde T., Swanger E. 2014. The role of behavior in the establishment of novel traits. Animal Behaviour. 92: 333-344.


Carlson B.E. and Langkilde T. 2014. No evidence of selection by predators on tadpole boldness. Behaviour. 151: 23-45.


Du W., Warner D.A., Langkilde T., Robbins T.R., and Shine R. 2014. Latitudinal and seasonal variation in reproductive effort of the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). Integrative Zoology. 9:360-371.


Swierk L. and Langkilde T. 2013. Bearded ladies: Females suffer fitness consequences when bearing

male traits. Biology Letters 9: 20130644.





See a list of all of Dr. Langkilde’s publications on the Publications page.









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December, 2014

Gail McCormick and Chris Thawley successfully passed their comprehensive exams!


Spring, 2014

Two lab post-docs are moving on to faculty positions: Sean Graham at Sul Ross State University and Travis Robbins at Northern New Mexico College!


January, 2014

Brad Carlson accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Biology at Wabash College. He will be starting in July. Congrats, Brad! 


October 21, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Lindsey Swierk successfully defended her PhD!


April 4, 2012

Dr. Langkilde was awarded the Edward D. Bellis Award in Ecology for outstanding contribution and dedication to educating and training graduate students in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at PSU.




Recent awards:

Chris Thawley received the Henri Seibert Award for best student paper in Ecology and Mark Herr received Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles at their 2014 meeting.


Jenny Tennessen was awarded the E.O. Wilson Conservation Award from the Animal Behavior Society.


Gail McCormick received the Gaige Fund Award from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.



Good luck to Travis Robbins, Sean Graham, Chris Thawley, Gail McCormick, and Jill Newman as they embark on their field season!

Kelly Brossman (above) and Lauren Horne presented posters in the 2012 PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition.