Becky Cramer

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Phone +47 22851861
Mobile phone +12403158935
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Visiting address Zoological Museum
Postal address Postboks 1172, Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic interests

I'm interested in sexual selection, behavioral ecology, and evolution in birds. 

Courses taught

  • First-year biology (Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar, 2018-2020)
  • First-year writing seminar on bird song ("Songs and Sex: the Biology of Birdsong", Cornell University, Spring 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant with Introduction to Behavior (Cornell University,Fall 2008)

Background

2020- Researcher, University of Oslo Natural History Museum, Norway

2018-2020 Teaching specialist, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

2015-2016 Postdoctoral researcher, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, USA

2012-2015 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oslo Natural History Museum, Norway

2012 Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University,USA
2005 B.A., Biology Department, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA 

Tags: Biology, Biodiversitet, Sexual selection

Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=L27gHbUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

  • Albrecht, Tomas; Opletalová, Kamila; Reif, Jiri; Janousek, Vaclav; Pialek, Lubomir; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Johnsen, Arild & Reifova, Radka (2019). Sperm divergence in a passerine contact zone: Indication of reinforcement at the gametic level. Evolution.  ISSN 0014-3820.  73(2), s 202- 213 . doi: 10.1111/evo.13677 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Rowe, Melissah; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Johnsen, Arild (2019). Measuring sperm swimming performance in birds: effects of dilution, suspension medium, mechanical agitation, and sperm number. Journal of Ornithology = Journal fur Ornithologie.  ISSN 0021-8375.  s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1007/s10336-019-01672-9 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sætre, Camilla Lo Cascio; Johnsen, Arild; Stensrud, Even & Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2018). Sperm morphology, sperm motility and paternity success in the bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  13(3) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192644 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A & Laskemoen, Terje (2017). Salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in threespine stickleback sperm activation. Biology Letters.  ISSN 1744-9561.  13(10), s 1- 4 . doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0516 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Stensrud, Even; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Hogner, Silje; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Laskemoen, Terje; Eybert, Marie-Christine; Slagsvold, Tore; Lifjeld, Jan Terje & Johnsen, Arild (2016). Sperm performance in conspecific and heterospecific female fluid. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758. . doi: 10.1002/ece3.1977 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Ålund, Murielle; McFarlane, S. Eryn; Johnsen, Arild & Qvarnström, Anna (2016). Females discriminate against heterospecific sperm in a natural hybrid zone. Evolution.  ISSN 0014-3820.  70(8), s 1844- 1855 . doi: 10.1111/evo.12986
  • Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Rowe, Melissah; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Runemark, Anna; Johnsen, Arild & Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2016). Experimental evidence for ovarian hypofunction in sparrow hybrids. Avian Research.  ISSN 2053-7166.  7 . doi: 10.1186/s40657-016-0038-1
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Stensrud, Even; Rowe, Melissah; Haas, Fredrik; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Johnsen, Arild (2015). Morphology-function relationships and repeatability in the sperm of Passer sparrows. Journal of morphology.  ISSN 0362-2525.  276(4), s 370- 377 . doi: 10.1002/jmor.20346
  • Rowe, Melissah; Albrecht, Tomas; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Johnsen, Arild; Laskemoen, Terje; Weir, Jason T & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2015). Postcopulatory sexual selection is associated with accelerated evolution of sperm morphology. Evolution.  ISSN 0014-3820.  69(4), s 1044- 1052 . doi: 10.1111/evo.12620
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Rowe, Melissah; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Johnsen, Arild (2014). Testing a post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.  ISSN 0340-5443.  68(7), s 1133- 1144 . doi: 10.1007/s00265-014-1724-9
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2013). Measuring consistency: spectrogram cross-correlation versus targeted acoustic parameters. Bioacoustics.  ISSN 0952-4622.  22(3), s 247- 257 . doi: 10.1080/09524622.2013.793616
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2013). Physically Challenging Song Traits, Male Quality, and Reproductive Success in House Wrens. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  8(3) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059208
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2013). Vocal deviation and trill consistency do not affect male response to playback in house wrens. Behavioral Ecology.  ISSN 1045-2249.  24(2), s 412- 420 . doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars178
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Kleven, Oddmund; LaBarbera, Katie; Lovette, Irby J. & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2013). No evidence that sperm morphology predicts paternity success in wild hous wrens. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.  ISSN 0340-5443.  67(11), s 1845- 1853 . doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1594-6
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Kleven, Oddmund & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2013). Sperm length variation in House Wrens Troglodytes aedon. Journal of Ornithology = Journal fur Ornithologie.  ISSN 0021-8375.  154(1), s 129- 138 . doi: 10.1007/s10336-012-0878-3 Show summary

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  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2017). Songbird sperm: the unexplored side of sexual selection.
  • Ålund, Murielle; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; McFarlane, Eryn; Johnsen, Arild & Qvarnström, Anna (2017). Females discriminate against heterospecific sperm in a natural hybrid zone.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2015). Songs, sperm, and speciation: the role of sexual selection.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Ålund, Murielle; McFarlane, S. Eryn; Johnsen, Arild & Qvarnström, Anna (2015). A post-copulatory pre-zygotic barrier between collared and pied flycatchers.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2014). Can sperm evolution facilitate speciation in passerine birds?.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2014). Sperm biology in passerines: individual variation and evolutionary implications.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Ålund, Murielle; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Eybert, Marie-Christine; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Rowe, Melissah; Qvarnström, Anna; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Johnsen, Arild (2014). Post-copulatory, pre-zygotic isolating barriers in passerine birds?.
  • Johnsen, Arild; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A & Grydeland, Ivar (2014, 20. august). Fugleforskerne i Heimdalen. [Radio].  Ekko, NRK P2.
  • Rowe, Melissah; Albrecht, Tomas; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Johnsen, Arild; Laskemoen, Terje; Weir, Jason T & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2014). Postcopulatory sexual selection accelerates rates of evolutionary divergence in sperm morphology..
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2013). Sperm biology in passerines: individual variation and evolutionary implications.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A (2013). The swimmers of singers: sexual selection in birds before and after copulation.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A & Johnsen, Arild (2013). Post-mating, pre-zygotic barriers and speciation.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Rowe, Melissah; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Johnsen, Arild (2013). An experimental test of a potential post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair.
  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Laskemoen, Terje; Eroukhmanoff, Fabrice; Haas, Fredrik; Hermansen, Jo Skeie; Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Rowe, Melissah; Sætre, Glenn-Peter & Johnsen, Arild (2013). Testing a post-copulatory pre-zygotic reproductive barrier in a passerine species pair.

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