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Judy Stamps

Professor Emerita

Evolution and Ecology


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

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 Graduate Group Affiliations:

Animal Behavior  

Specialties / Focus:

Animal Behavior


Last updated 7/3/2011
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