Ben Winger, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows (until June 2017)
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Assistant Curator of Birds, Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
email: wingerb [at] umich.edu
Ben Winger is an evolutionary ecologist and ornithologist working at the interface of speciation, biogeography, and behavioral ecology. He develops analytical tools and employs comparative approaches to leverage large datasets — including those generated from genomics, phylogenetics, museum collections and citizen science — to address questions in evolution and ecology. His recent fieldwork has focused on Neotropical montane and North American boreal forest birds. Ben earned his PhD in 2015 from the University of Chicago and his BA in 2007 from Cornell University.