Justin Agan, Ph.D. student
Major advisor: Stanley Fox
Evolution, Sexual Selection, Behavioral Ecology, Herpetology
B.S. Biology/B.A. Philosophy, 2013, Clayton State University
My current research looks at sexual selection in the collared lizard, Crotaphytus collaris. Collared lizards are sexually dimorphic and dichromatic, and as juveniles, male collared lizards have orange bars that disappear before becoming sexually mature. I am looking at how these orange bars may affect the fitness of the individual lizard as an adult. My research integrates concepts from genetics, endocrinology, and behavioral ecology to understand the role of precocial sexual selection on future reproductive success.