Jamie M. Cornelius, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, will be presenting a talk about how songbirds cope with unpredictable changes in their environments.  Stay tuned for more details.


Jamie grew up in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest but had a long (and fun) journey before returning to join the faculty at OSU. She earned a B.S. in Zoology at University of Washington and a PhD in animal behavior at UC Davis. After earning her PhD she spent several years as a post-doctoral scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Germany and as a Fulbright fellow at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. She then returned to the United States and instructed at California State University in Monterey Bay before accepting her first position as an assistant professor in the Biology department at Eastern Michigan University. Five years later she joined the Integrative Biology department at OSU. Throughout all of these moves she has maintained a passion for field research, student mentorship and the nomadic birds she studies!


  • PhD, Animal Behavior, University of California – Davis, 2009.
  • B.S., Zoology, University of Washington, 2001.