Professor of Biology; Dean of the Eberly College of Science
The interface of ecology and evolution to understand how an organism's traits are matched to its environment and responds to novel selective pressures imposed by global environmental change, and the consequences of this adaptation.
- Ecology Institute
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
These publication tags are generated from the output of this researcher. Click any tag below to view other Huck researchers working on the same topic.Lizards Glucocorticoids Lizard Corticosterone Pregnancy Phenotype Fire Ants Hormones Sceloporus Undulatus Effect Mothers Costs And Cost Analysis Vertebrates Predator Predators Wild Animals Ecology Ant Breeding Population Gastrointestinal Microbiome Chromosomes Birds Glucocorticoid Hormone
Most Recent Publications
Consumption of fire ants, an invasive predator and prey of native lizards, may enhance immune functions needed to combat envenomation
C. Tylan, H. I. Engler, G. Villar, T. Langkilde, 2023, Biological Invasions on p. 725-740
Fitness Costs of Maternal Ornaments and Prenatal Corticosterone Manifest as Reduced Offspring Survival and Sexual Ornament Expression
Braulio A. Assis, Julian D. Avery, Ryan L. Earley, Tracy Langkilde, 2022, Frontiers in Endocrinology
Masculinized Sexual Ornaments in Female Lizards Correlate with Ornament-Enhancing Thermoregulatory Behavior
B. A. Assis, J. D. Avery, R. L. Earley, T. Langkilde, 2022, Integrative Organismal Biology
Kirsty J. MacLeod, Kevin D. Kohl, Brian K. Trevelline, Tracy Langkilde, 2022, Molecular Ecology on p. 185-196
Compensating for a stressful pregnancy? Glucocorticoid treatment during gravidity reduces metabolic rate in female fence lizards post-parturition
K. J. MacLeod, T. Langkilde, J. J. Heppner, C. A.F. Howey, K. Sprayberry, C. Tylan, M. J. Sheriff, 2021, Hormones and Behavior
Kirsty J. MacLeod, Tracy Langkilde, Cameron P. Venable, David C. Ensminger, Michael J. Sheriff, 2021, Behavioral Ecology on p. 1330-1338
A chromosome-level genome assembly for the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), a reptile model for physiological and evolutionary ecology
Aundrea K. Westfall, Rory S. Telemeco, Mariana B. Grizante, Damien S. Waits, Amanda D. Clark, Dasia Y. Simpson, Randy L. Klabacka, Alexis P. Sullivan, George H. Perry, Michael W. Sears, Christian L. Cox, Robert M. Cox, Matthew E. Gifford, Henry B. John-Alder, Tracy Langkilde, Michael J. Angilletta, Adam D. Leaché, Marc Tollis, Kenro Kusumi, Tonia S. Schwartz, 2021, GigaScience
One and done: A single encounter with an invasive predator determines subsequent antipredator behavior of naive juvenile lizards
Travis R. Robbins, Tracy Langkilde, 2021, Climate Change Ecology
Elevated glucocorticoids during gestation suggest sex-specific effects on offspring telomere lengths in a wild lizard
David C. Ensminger, Sue R. Siegel, Dustin A.S. Owen, Michael J. Sheriff, Tracy Langkilde, 2021, Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology
Braulio A. Assis, Julian D. Avery, Catherine Tylan, Heather I. Engler, Ryan L. Earley, Tracy Langkilde, 2021, Ecology and Evolution on p. 7647-7659
Jennifer B. Tennessen, Susan E. Parks, Tracy Langkilde, 2014, Conservation Physiology
The role of behaviour in the establishment of novel traits
Marlene Zuk, Elizabeth Bastiaans, Tracy Langkilde, Elizabeth Swanger, 2014, Animal Behaviour on p. 333-344
How do duration, frequency, and intensity of exogenous CORT elevation affect immune outcomes of stress?
Gail L. McCormick, Katriona Shea, Tracy Langkilde, 2015, General and Comparative Endocrinology on p. 81-87
Maternal stress alters the phenotype of the mother, her eggs and her offspring in a wild-caught lizard
David C. Ensminger, Tracy Langkilde, Dustin A.S. Owen, Kirsty J. MacLeod, Michael J. Sheriff, 2018, Journal of Animal Ecology on p. 1685-1697
In ovo microbial communities: A potential mechanism for the initial acquisition of gut microbiota among oviparous birds and lizards
Brian K. Trevelline, Kirsty J. MacLeod, Sarah A. Knutie, Tracy Langkilde, Kevin D. Kohl, 2018, Biology Letters
Personality traits are expressed in Bullfrog tadpoles during open-field trials
Bradley E. Carlson, Tracy Langkilde, 2013, Journal of Herpetology on p. 378-383
Survival and reproductive costs of repeated acute glucocorticoid elevations in a captive, wild animal
K. J. MacLeod, M. J. Sheriff, D. C. Ensminger, D. A.S. Owen, T. Langkilde, 2018, General and Comparative Endocrinology on p. 1-6
Latitudinal and seasonal variation in reproductive effort of the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)
Weiguo Du, Travis R. Robbins, Daniel A. Warner, Tracy Langkilde, Richard Shine, 2014, Integrative Zoology on p. 360-371
Lindsey Swierk, Tracy Langkilde, 2013, Biology Letters
Are invasive species stressful? The glucocorticoid profile of native lizards exposed to invasive fire ants depends on the context
Sean P. Graham, Nicole A. Freidenfelds, Christopher J. Thawley, Travis R. Robbins, Tracy Langkilde, 2017, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology on p. 328-337
News Articles Featuring Tracy Langkilde
Jul 06, 2023
Penn State chemist Stephen Benkovic named Atherton Professor
Stephen Benkovic, Evan Pugh Professor and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Chemistry at Penn State, has been honored by Penn State with the title of Atherton Professor.
Apr 07, 2023
These Lizards Stress-Eat When Loud Military Aircraft Fly Overhead
Colorado checkered whiptails on a U.S. Army base show increased stress levels and altered behavior after noisy jets and helicopters pass by, a study finds
Mar 30, 2023
This lizard species stress-eats to cope with noisy US Army aircraft
Living in a neighborhood with lots of noise can make you jittery, especially if you're a lizard that's just a few inches long. It's no wonder that lizards exposed to noise pollution from low-flying fighter jets have resorted to stress-eating.
Mar 29, 2023
This lizard species stress-eats to cope with noisy US Army aircraft
Living in a neighborhood with lots of noise can make you jittery, especially if you’re a lizard that’s just a few inches long. It’s no wonder that lizards exposed to noise pollution from low-flying fighter jets have resorted to stress-eating.
Feb 23, 2023
Nobel Prize-winning Penn State alumnus Paul Berg dies
Penn State alumnus Paul Berg, who received the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry, died Feb. 15 at his home in Stanford, California, surrounded by loved ones. He was 96.
Jan 17, 2023
Crowley receives Huck Early Career Chair appointment
Nikki Crowley, assistant professor of biology and biomedical engineering, has been named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Neurobiology and Neural Engineering by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
Nov 29, 2022
Meet the Penn State deans: Tracy Langkilde talks cats, nature — and Vegemite vs. peanut butter
Langkilde was named dean in 2020, but she’s called Happy Valley home for more than a decade. She joined Penn State as an assistant professor in 2007, before becoming head of the biology department in 2016.
Nov 15, 2022
WATCH: Tracy Langkilde shares perspective on trail running and pursuing passions
In a video series titled “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State,” Tracy Langkilde, Verne M. Willaman Dean of the Eberly College of Science, reflects on her love for trail running as an opportunity to pursue a passion and reach new heights with others.
Nov 11, 2022
Penn State community grieves loss of biomathematician Howard Weiss
Howard Weiss, professor of biology and mathematics at Penn State, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 5 at the age of 64.
Oct 19, 2022
Eating fire ants could prepare lizards for future fire ant attack
Eating fire ants might prepare a lizard’s immune system to be stung by the ants, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State. The study comprehensively assessed how the immune system responds to lizards eating and being stung by these ants and might help researchers understand how other native species respond and adapt to the invasive insects.