VampCam featured at Smithsonian and some recent papers

The VampCam is being featured on the STRI website¬†frontpage. There's an inaccuracy though-- it gives the wrong name of the authors on the study they discuss. I did that social grooming study in collaboration with the Organization for Bat Conservation and co-author Lauren Leffer, an undergraduate at the University of Maryland. I've been in Gamboa, … Continue reading VampCam featured at Smithsonian and some recent papers

Social benefits of non-kin food sharing by female vampire bats

My new paper just came out in Proceedings B. For now, it's freely available to download at the journal website¬†here. The paper describes an experiment that 'failed' in one sense but yielded another very neat finding nonetheless. The main goals was to detect for contingent reciprocity between close relatives. I kept several pairs of mothers … Continue reading Social benefits of non-kin food sharing by female vampire bats