As a biologist, I studied the production and evolution of animal coloration. Iridescent colors are among the brightest, most dazzling and diverse visual signals found in animals. My research focused on how the nanometer-level organization of structures responsible for producing these colors takes place during feather development, and how this template can be explored to expand the avian color palette and facilitate the diversification of sexually-selected ornaments.
.@hylopsar's talk on bird coloration evolution was so engaging that a tiny bird (left) came to listen! #evol2016 pic.twitter.com/hzqHDrDTMw— Shana Caro (@ShanaCaro) June 18, 2016