Judy Stamps

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Professor Emerita


Evolution and Ecology

Profile Introduction

Habitat selection: theoretical and empirical approaches, implications of habitat selection for conservation biology, personality traits in animals


1974 PhD Zoology University of California, Berkeley
1971 MA Zoology University of California, Berkeley
1969 BA Zoology University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Behavioral Ecology

Habitat selection, animal personality, plasticity in lizard communication, and implications of developmental processes for problems in behavioral ecology and conservation biology.


Allee Award, Animal Behavior Society - 1972
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science - 1983
Fellow, Animal Behavior Society - 1991
Exempar Award, Animal Behavior Society - 1994
Mildred Mathias Award - 1999
Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Animal Behavior Society - 2007

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Animal Behavior


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  • Biro, PA, Stamps JA 2010. Do consistent individual differences in metabolic rate promote consistent individual differences in behavior? TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 25: 653-659
  • Ord TJ, Stamps JA, Losos JB. 2010. Adaptation and plasticity of animal communication in fluctuating environments. EVOLUTION 64: 3134-3148
  • Stamps JA, Groothuis, TGG 2010. Developmental perspectives on personality: implications for ecological and evolutionary studies of individual differences. PHIL. TRANS. ROY. SOC. B - BIOL. SCI. 365: 4029-4041
  • Stamps,JA, Groothuis TGG 2010. The development of animal personality: relevance, concepts and perspectives. Biological Reviews 85: 301-325.
  • Biro,PA,Beckmann,C,Stamps, J.A. 2010. Small within-day increases in temperature affect boldness and alter personality in coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 277: 71-77.
  • Stamps JA, Krishnan VV, Willits NH 2009. How Different Types of Natal Experience Affect Habitat Preference. AMERICAN NATURALIST 174: 623-630
  • Ord TJ, Stamps JA 2009. Species Identity Cues in Animal Communication. AMERICAN NATURALIST 174: 585-593
  • Stamps J, Luttbeg B, Krishnan VV 2009. Effects of survival on the attractiveness of cues to natal dispersers. AMERICAN NATURALIST 173:41-46
  • Ord, TJ, Stamps JA 2008. Alert signals enhance animal communication in "noisy" environments. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105: 18830-18835
  • Mabry KE, Stamps JA 2008. Searching for a New Home: Decision Making by Dispersing Brush Mice.AMERICAN NATURALIST 172: 625-634
  • Biro PA, Stamps JA 2008. Are animal personality traits linked to life-history productivity? TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 23:361-368
  • Mabry KE, Stamps JA 2008. Dispersing brush mice prefer habitat like home.PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 275:543-548
  • Stamps JA 2007.Growth-mortality tradeoffs and 'personality traits' in animals. ECOLOGY LETTERS 10: 355-363
  • Stamps JA, Swaisgood, RR 2007. Someplace like home: Experience, habitat selection and conservation biology.APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 102:392-409