Welcome to the Carter Lab website. We study the behavioral ecology of cooperation and social relationships (mostly in vampire bats). You can see our latest news, papers, images and videos, or who we are.

Photo of vampire bat by Brock Fenton

What people are saying

The Carter Lab does the best work on cooperation… in vampire bats… at The Ohio State University… this year!

– scientists

A wonderful contribution to our understanding of social bond formation and maintenance

– reviewer 1

If you care about the future of science, then make a donation to The Carter Lab!

– anonymous