Sarah Britton

Davidowitz Lab

Office Location: Marley 741C
Lab Location: Marley 703-706

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  • University of Arizona, PhD (2018–Present)
  • Western Carolina University, MSc Biology (2016–2018)
  • Washington University in St. Louis, BA Environmental Studies/Ecology (2008-2012)

Research Interests: 

I am generally interested in the evolution of adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the costs and benefits of plastic traits across environmental contexts. Specifically I am studying melanin pigmentation in insects: pigmentation plasticity, costs and benefits of pigmentation, and how plasticity varies across populations. 


  • Britton, S., & Davidowitz, G. (2023). The effect of diet on melanin pigmentation in animals. Functional Ecology, 37(2), 206-217.
  • Britton, S., & Ballentine, B. (2020). Flexible responses to stage‐specific offspring threats. Ecology and Evolution, 10(1), 93-103.