behavior | ecology | evolution

Taking an integrative approach to understand why complex animal societies form and how organisms cope with environmental change through studies that combine behavior, ecology and evolution with those of the underlying molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms.


Kenya program featured in a movie produced by the Columbia Global Centers.

Special issue on Integrative Animal Behavior in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

Future of animal behavior: New Frontiers for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior.

Kenya Program featured in the Columbia College Annual Report and Columbia College Today.

Lab featured in the Columbia Magazine.

Field expeditions to Kenya and Belize featured in The New York Times.


Shana Caro received a Simons Foundation Junior Society Fellowship and will be joining the lab in July to study parental care in starlings.  (12/16)

Eleanor Diamant was awarded a research grant from the Wilson Ornithological Society.  (6/16)

Postbac students Stefanie Siller and Sarah Khalil both received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and MA student Eleanor Diamant received an honorable mention. Former undergraduate student Lea Pollack (’12) also received the award.  (3/16)


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