Dr. Stephen Rothstein (President)
President of the Board Dr. Stephen Rothstein’s major research interests are in behavior, ecology, evolution, and ornithology. He regards evolution as most important and considers behavioral problems mainly in the context of ecology and evolution. Specific areas of concern are animal sociality, reproductive biology, species interactions such as competition, the evolution of adaptations, and systematics. His present research is limited to birds and he is currently working on the coevolutionary interactions between parasitic birds and their hosts, egg recognition behavior in birds, social behavior and the determinants of dominance, the breeding biology of icterids, and the significance and origin of variation in cowbird vocalizations. He is also involved in conservation programs dealing with endangered species that are threatened by cowbird parasitism. Steve has been on the WFVZ’s Board since 2009.