Swierk Lab Members

Dr. Lindsey Swierk
Principal Investigator
Assistant Research Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Swierk received her BA in Biology and Environmental Science and a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in Ecology from Penn State. She completed a  Vision and Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at Penn State and a Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University. 

Graduate Students:

Allie holding bald eagle


Allie Martin
MS student, Starting Fall 2019



Undergraduate Researchers:

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Katie Bradbury,
Biological Sciences
Katie has experience working with a wide variety of animal species and aspires to become a veterinarian. She is on the wood frog bioacoustics team and will be studying how land use change affects breeding choruses.



Maxwell Meadow
Biological Sciences, Anthropology (minor)
Maxwell is a pre-medical student interested in behavioral and biological research. He is part of our wood frog bioacoustics team


Lab Alumni:

Undergraduates – Joanne Fu, Jaedyn Lalonde, Kelly Sisson

Summer Water Anole Team Undergraduate Researchers:

Maria Petelo-Apulu, Jane Boyer, Amber Morgan, Jennet Chang, Kimberly Guo, Diana Lopera, Megan Delfin, Austin Carriere, Andrea Fondren

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Interested in joining the lab?
I am happy to talk with students excited about ecology, evolution, and/or animal behavior, particularly those students with clear ideas regarding the projects they might like to contribute to. Due to training involved, a 2-semester commitment is required. Please send an email with your 1) CV or resume and 2) short statement describing why you are interested joining the lab and how joining the lab will contribute to your long-term goals to Dr. Lindsey Swierk at lswierk@binghamton.edu.

Want to join the water anole team?
If you are Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, African American, or Hispanic American and attend an LSAMP-member institution, you can apply to join the team through the NSF LSAMP REU program website.