Rubenstein Lab

integrative animal behavior in a changing world

integrating animal behavior  

 through studies that combine ecology and evolution with those of underlying molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms

Welcome to the Rubenstein Lab!   We take an integrative approach to understand how the environment—both social and ecological—influences social behavior through empirical studies that combine ecology and evolution with those of underlying molecular, neural, and neuroendocrine mechanisms. Our work is grounded in mathematical theory, and we use modeling and comparative approaches to generate and test novel hypotheses. We study a variety of terrestrial vertebrate and invertebrate systems (including birds, reptiles, mammals and insects) on every continent except Antarctica, as well as a number of aquatic organisms (including crustaceans, amphibians and fishes) in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Our research spans molecules to populations, from invertebrates to vertebrates, and across levels of analysis, scales of biological organization and the globe.

spanning molecules to populations

from invertebrates to vertebrates & across levels of analysis, scales of biological organization and the globe

© 2002-2022  |  Dustin R. Rubenstein

Rubenstein Lab