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Hugh Dingle

Professor Emeritus of Entomology


394 Briggs Hall



1962 PhD University of Michigan
1958 BA Cornell University

Research Interests:

Bird and butterfly migration in the southern hemisphere

Migration and life history evolution. Insect life histories.

Insect migration; role of behavior in ecology and evolution of life histories.

Department and Center Affiliations:

Center for Animal Behavior, Acting Director 2000-2002

Professional Societies:

Animal Behavior Society, President 1994-1995

CBS Graduate Group Affiliations:

Animal Behavior  
Population Biology  

Specialties / Focus:

Animal Behavior


Last updated 6/30/2011
Dingle H. 1996. Migration: The biology of life on the move. . Oxford University Press, New York: Dingle, H. & V. A. Drake. 2007. What is migration? BioScience 57: 113-121. Dingle, H. 2008. Bird migration in the southern hemisphere: a review comparing continents. Emu 108: 341-359. Dingle, H., S. P. Carroll & T.R. Famula. 2009. Influence of genetic architecture on contemporary local evolution in the soapberry bug Jadera hematoloma: artificial selection on beak length. J. Evol. Biol. 22: 2031-2040.

Field Sites:

Many including Australia, Florida, & California http://

Teaching Interests:

Various in behavior and evolution.

Personal Interests:

Worldwide bird watching http://