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Cy Mott

My research focuses predominantly on the roles of agonistic behavior in structuring aquatic communities.  Using field, mesocosm, and laboratory approaches, members of my lab strive to understand how the threats of cannibalism, heterospecific predation, and non-lethal injury influence biological phenomena such as resource partitioning, kin recognition, reproductive fitness, and temporal trends in community structure and function.  In addition, we also utilize macroecological approaches to examine the interplay between amphibian life history traits and the size and structure of species’ geographic ranges, with particular emphasis on ecological and evolutionary processes occurring at geographic range margins.


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Cy Mott
Department of Biology
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31602

Phone: (229) 333-7851