Sarah E. Bengston, PhD

Huxley Faculty Fellow


Rice University
Houston, Tx

I am a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary biologist, generally interested in how repeatable behavioral variation between individuals, colonies, populations and species affect evolutionary processes. I am particularly interested in the evolution of new life history strategies and ecological speciation. Prior to joining the faculty at Rice University, I was a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017) in the lab of Christian Rabeling at the University of Rochester (now at Arizona State University).  I received my PhD  in EEB and Entomology from the University of Arizona (2010-2015) under the guidance of Anna Dornhaus. I earned my BcS in EEB from the University of Tennessee where I was also a member of Susan Riechert‘s lab. 

Contact: sbengsto [@]

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