Scientist studying mountain chickadees in the Sierra Nevada range
Angela Pitera on bird social behavior
- February 9, 2021 -

Angela Pitera is a 6th year PhD candidate in the Pravosudov Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno where she studies animal social behavior and spatial cognition in wild birds. In addition to research, she loves teaching and began in 2012 as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. She has taught zoology and field ornithology and now teaches mammalogy and animal behavior at UNR.

Watch Angela’s Talk:


More resources:

Data Nuggets: Angela’s lab mate Carrie Branch at the University of Nevada, Reno, designed this Data Nuggets lesson for students to further study mountain chickadees.

University of Nevada, Reno’s Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology Lab

Check out the website for the Pravusudov Lab at UNR where Anglea Pitera conducted all her PhD research! You can learn more about their work as well as find resources that can be used for high school students to create a project of their own.

Extension projects:

Check out the data nuggets project below to help turn this episode into a longer unit:


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