Samantha Lantz

Scholarly Retreats
Type of work
New Orleans, LA

A behavioral ecologist, Samantha Lantz has been studying birds for over 10 years. While at A Studio in the Woods, she submitted the first chapter of her thesis for publication. The article came out in April 2016 in The Auk: Ornithological Advances and was featured in the National Audubon Society blog.

Samantha Lantz has broad interests in social behavior, signal evolution, and sexual selection. She is currently a PhD candidate at Tulane University. In addition to her graduate work on Malurus fairywrens, Lantz has worked as a crew leader or field biologist on a variety of species and research projects including sexual selection in manakins and spatial ecology of Mariana crows, in a variety of locations including Australia, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Mariana Islands.