I’m Anthony Lapsansky, but you can call me Tony. Right now, I am an National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia. In late 2021, I graduated from the University of Montana with my PhD in Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution after working with Dr. Bret Tobalske in the Flight Lab. Now, I work under the guidance of Dr. Doug Altshuler in the Altshuler Lab.
My PhD focused on the biomechanics and evolution of aquatic locomotion in birds. You can read my dissertation here. Now, I am working to understand the role of the brain in controlling movement in complex environments. I am funded by one of the NSF’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology. You can read the short version of my research plan here
Here are some of my current projects. More can be found by clicking on the navigation buttons.
Which birds rely on water as a part of their life-history strategy, and how do they move Continue reading Aquatic behavior of birds
I write a blog post now and then. My plan is to do this more regularly, but we’ll see if I can find the time!
My travels to Alaska to study alcids. Continue reading FLY LIKE A BIRD, SWIM LIKE A PENGUIN