Swierk studies the behavior and ecology of species in a changing world. Her work primarily focuses on reproductive ecology, sexual selection, and animal communication using reptiles and amphibians as study organisms, exploring both fundamental questions and their conservation implications. Swierk's research integrates an emphasis on the human impacts on species' ecology. She conducts research in the northeastern United States and in the Neotropics.
- PhD, Penn State University
- MS, BA, University of Pennsylvania
- Behavioral Ecology
- Tropical Ecology