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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- Goals of science vs Goals of scientists (& a love letter to PLOS One)
- What animals will a vampire bat feed on? You might be surprised.
- Team Vampire, Spring 2017
- Lab updates: May 2019
- Is killing vampire bats good for public health? No. It might increase rabies risks.
- Researchers, post your work online
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 This allowed me to get out a bunch of data from unpublished studies, most of which were negative results from groups of vampire bats that did … Continue reading