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A 'bird's-eye' view with Professor Cassie Stoddard

Episode 5 of Princeton Insights: The Highlights

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In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mary Caswell (Cassie) Stoddard, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). We discuss her career in sensory ecology and color vision in birds, her field experiments in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the science of nonspectral colors.


This episode of The Highlights was produced under the 145th Managing Board of The Daily Princetonian in partnership with Princeton Insights. Cassie Stoddard is a professor in the Stoddard Lab of EEB. She can be reached at

To view the transcript for this episode, click “More Info” and then “Full Transcript” in the episode player.


Princeton Insights coverage: Prince, perception and purple: The colorful world of wild hummingbirds

Original Paper: Wild hummingbirds discriminate nonspectral colors



Written/Hosted by Thiago Tarraf Varella GS and Jarome Ali GS

Edited by Sophia Villacorta

Produced by Isabel Rodrigues

Original Insights Coverage by Jarome Ali GS

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