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Danielle J Whittaker

April 25, 2022

Can songbirds smell? Do the birds themselves have an odor? How does that smell affect behavior? On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with DANIELLE J. WHITTAKER. She is the managing director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University, where she is an instructor and the graduate program director in the Department of Integrative Biology. Her new book traces her studies of bird olfaction as well as her journey through academia: THE SECRET PERFUME OF BIRDS: UNCOVERING THE SCIENCE OF AVIAN SCENT.