Welcome - Koenig Lab
Walter D. Koenig, Senior Scientist, Bird Population Studies, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Member of the graduate field in
Neurobiology and Behavior
My particular interests are in animal social behavior and in the behavioral ecology of oaks. If you're a potential Ph.D student, I am in the graduate field of Neurobiology and Behavior; however, be advised that I am no longer actively recruiting students. See my "prospective graduate students" page for more details.
A brief presonal history
I came to Cornell in summer 2008 after many years as a Research Zoologist at UC Berkeley. For most of this time, I lived and worked at Hastings Natural History Reservation in upper Carmel Valley, California, where I still conduct long term research on the social behavior and ecology of acorn woodpeckers and patterns of acorn production in California oaks. In the past, I have also studied the population ecology of tiger salamanders and dragonflies and had students who have studied yellow-billed magpies, phainopeplas, wild turkeys, and African mongooses. At Cornell I teach Advanced Behavioral Ecology (BIONB4340, to be taught next in Fall 2014) and in the introduction to Animal Behavior course (BIONB 2210), as well as a graduate seminar (Topics in Behavioral Ecology) in conjunction with Dr. Janis Dickinson.
Curiculum vita - click here for Walt's vita and publications
Publications - click here for a list of Walt's publications (pdf)
See www.rainbowspirit.com for more images of Hastings Reservation
Bird Population Studies
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Office: 607 - 254-2151
My office in Mudd Hall: W307