My name is Dr. Ahva ("Ahvi") Potticary and I am a postdoctoral associate at the University of Georgia. Broadly, I am interested in how new complex behaviors evolve, and how behavior impacts evolution. More specifically, how we can reconcile the apparent flexibility of some behaviors with the stability of others? What processes allow for new behaviors to appear on ecological timescales? What physiological properties underlying behavior delineate the opportunities for new associations between behaviors to be made? I currently investigate these questions in collaboration with the Dr. Allen Moore lab.