Tannyr Lamica

Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Sieving
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
"I want to go into wildlife research in my career, so becoming involved early on in my undergraduate years seemed like the right step. Becoming involved in research also helps my job prospects for when I graduate, since it can help me rise above competition."


Wildlife Ecology and Conservation



Research Interests

  • Wildlife behavior
  • Predator/prey dynamics
  • Human/wildlife interactions

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program 2016
  • Jennings Scholarship 2016
  • Genevieve Mercer Scholarship 2016
  • Master Gardener Scholarship 2016


  • Phi Theta Kappa intercollegiate honor society
  • Wildlife Society


  • Lubee Bat Festival 2015
  • Gainesville student benefits 2014-2015
  • Mentor at James E. Plew Elementary 2013-2014

Hobbies and Interests

  • animals/nature
  • anime
  • video games

Research Description

Vocal Complexity in Tufted Titmice Baeolophus Bicolor
The objective of my project is to determine the limits of vocal complexity in urban/suburban tufted titmouse aggressive vocalizations, which are calls given to potential competitors on their territory. I use the interactive playback method to obtain and record these interactions with individuals in wild populations, so I essentially act as a competitor but use my subject's own calls in the vocal repertoire battle.