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Caitlin Gabor, Ph.D.

Dr. Cailtin Gabor

Phone: 512-245-3387

Fax: 512-245-8713


Mailing Address
Department of Biology
Texas State University, San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666 USA
Research Interests

Animal Behavior
Behavioral Endocrinology
Behavioral Ecology
Sexual Selection
Predator-Prey dynamics

Courses Taught

Bio 1331: Organismal Biology
Bio 7367: Behavioral Ecology
Bio 7336: Evolutionary Ecology




Ph. D. University of Louisiana, Lafayette                         1997
M. S. University of Louisiana, Lafayette                          1993
B. A. University of California, Santa Barbara                   1990

Major Grants

USGS ARMI, 2014 with PI Dr. Susan Walls (USGS). Using a novel ecophysiological tool to evaluate the conservation status of imperiled populations in species distribution models  $317,927

USFWS State Wildlife Grant Program, 2013. The effects of urbanization on physiological stress of Jollyville Plateau salamanders, Eurycea tonkawae.  $32,716
NSF – GRFP with Doctoral Candidate Chelsea Blake, 2013. $132,000

NSF - IOS, with Drs. Nice & Aspbury, 2010-2013+1 yr ext. The maintenance of unisexuality: Behavior, hormones, and genetic diversity in a unisexual-bisexual mating complex. $350,000 Grant # 1021873

NSF -DIB, Animal Behavior with Dr. Aspbury, 2004 - 2007 +1yr ext. Species Recognition versus Mate Quality Recognition by Sailfin Molly Males: Asexuals looking for sperm.  $299,497 Grant # 0415808 

THECB, Advanced Research Program, 2001-2004  “Species recognition versus mate quality recognition by sailfin molly males”.  $78,895 Grant # 003615-0004-2001 

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 2001-2004. Project Officer Joe Fries. “Behavioral Aspects for reproduction in San Marcos salamanders”. $25,000 Cooperative Agreement #1448-20181-01-J824 

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1997-99  “Evaluation of reproductive character displacement on male mate selectivity in a unisexual-bisexual complex of livebearing fish (Poeciliidae)”  $80,000