We aim to understand the evolution and regulation of cooperative relationships. I use grooming and food sharing to gain insights into the social lives of vampire bats. My lab starts Fall 2018 at The Ohio State University.
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Top Posts & Pages
- The story of "How I almost died in Trinidad"
- Do you hear what I hear? Hearing sensitivity of the common vampire bat
- Review of "The Social Conquest of Earth" by E. O. Wilson
- The use of the terms "reciprocity" and "reciprocal altruism" in biology
- Cooperative male alliances in bats
- Non-maternal allogrooming of pups
- Is the ingroup-outgroup bias just two points on a social distance spectrum?
Category Archives: About science as an activity
This monster post has been sitting on my computer hard-drive for a few months (seriously). For awhile, I was too scared to publish it. What I’ve written below is based on a (very) informal talk I gave at a graduate student … Continue reading
This blogpost grows out of a number of recent conversations about “science”– what it is, how to do it, and why. Whenever my research involves truly boring, tedious things (like scoring hours of video footage), my mind starts to wander … Continue reading
More and more science is becoming freely available to the public, or open access (OA). I love the movement towards OA, mainly because I like to be able to find and read papers online, even when I’m not on campus. … Continue reading
I just submitted an invited review of the evidence of reciprocity in vampire bat food sharing. This allowed me to get out a bunch of data from unpublished studies, most of which were negative results from groups of vampire bats that did … Continue reading