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Nigel R. Andrew

My current research interests focus on the impacts that climate change will have on insect behaviour, ecology and physiology; insect community structure along environmental gradients; and insect-plant interactions.
I am currently Managing Editor of Austral Ecology.

Elizabeth A Archie

Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Notre Dame. Associate Director of the Amboseli Baboon Research Project in Kenya. Elizabeth Archie received her PhD from Duke University. She was an undergraduate at Bowdoin College.

The goal of our research is to understand the evolutionary costs and benefits of social relationships, especially how these evolutionary consequences pertain to individual health, disease risk, and survival.

Our research follows two main strands:

* How do social organization and behavior influence the spread of infectious organisms, including bacteria and parasites?
* How does an individual’s social context influence their physiology, immune responses, and life span?

Louise Barrett

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour; Member of Directorate, Institute of Child and Youth Studies, University of Lethbridge; Executive Editor, Animal Behaviour 2006-2011; Editor, Advances in the Study of Animal Behaviour; Past Member of Council, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

George E Bentley

Professor of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience.
Director, UC Berkeley Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology and Reproduction. Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Frontiers in Systems and Integrative Pharmacology, Frontiers in Endocrinology

Björn Brembs

- Dr. rer. nat., Dept. Genetics and Neurobiology, Universität Würzburg, 2000
- PostDoc, Dept. Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, 2000-2003
- Independent Researcher, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2003-2009
- Habilitation in Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
- Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009-2012
- Adjunct professor, Department of Genetics, Universität Leipzig, Apr-Sep. 2012
- Professor of Neurogenetics, Institute of Zoology, Universität Regensburg, 2012-present

Caroline Brennan

I did my PhD at King's College London in the Lab of Prof J.M. Littleton working on adaptive mechanisms underlying drug dependence. I demonstrated adaptive changes in the number of DHP sensitive VOCC following chronic exposure to central depressant drugs and showed that these changes were associated with genetic vulnerability to drug dependence.

I undertook post-doc training at the Clinical Research Centre Harrow, UK before joining the laboratory of Prof Nigel Holder at The Randall Institute, KCL and moving with him to UCL in 1998. Whilst at KCL and UCL I used zebrafish as a genetic model system for analysis of mechanisms underlying development.

Since 2000, I have been a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics in the School of Biological Sciences QMUL. Our work combines the two areas of my expertise: Molecular mechanisms underlying drug dependence and zebrafish as a developmental genetic model system. We have developed behavioural assays of drug seeking, compulsive drug seeking and relapse in zebrafish and are establishing lines of fish in which to explore the genetics contributing to these behaviours.

Sarah F. Brosnan

I study the evolution of decision-making and economic behavior across the primate Order. I am particularly interested in how non-human primates make decisions, especially about cooperation, and how they are altered based on social and ecological contexts.

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Philosophy & Neuroscience at Georgia State University and direct the Laboratory for Comparative Economic & Behavioral Studies. I am on the editorial board of several open access journals.

Darren Burke

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, based at the Ourimbah campus of the University of Newcastle. I am an Experimental Psychologist, interested in the evolution of Visual, Spatial and Social abilities. Understanding how these various behavioural mechanisms evolved involves integrating data derived from studies in humans and non-humans and from research examining the neural, cognitive and social determinants of the abilities.

Andrew W Byrne

Veterinary epidemiologist at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, UK, and an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK. My research interests are primarily focused on infectious disease in wildlife and domestic hosts, wildlife ecology and management, and the concept of "one health".

Jean Clobert

Senior Researcher (DR hc, CNRS), Station de Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS à Moulis. Member of the Acamedia Europaea.

After having developed statistical methods for the study of population dynamics in nature, my research focus has shifted since 15 years towards the study of three main topic :

* The study of dispersal evolution (causes, mechanisms and consequences). The approaches which have been developed are demographic, physiological, behavioural and genetic. Three model systems have been chosen to study the genetic and plastic responses of dispersal to variations in the environment, two lizards species, the common lizard (Lacerta vivipara, coll M. Massot) and the side blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana.coll B. Sinervo), and a ciliate (Tetrahymena thermophila).
* The study of trade offs and phenotypic plasticity. I have been interested by the link between predation/parasitism and clutch size or/other traits evolution. I alm also interested by the evolution, control and organisation of trade-offs, in particular with respect to phenotypic plasticity.
* Population structure and extinction rate. We examine the role of the different sources of heterogeneity (demographic environmental) and in particular internal (mating system, polymorphism, type of competition) in population viability.

Robert O Deaner

I earned my PhD in the Department of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy at Duke University (1995 – 2001), and my advisor was Carel van Schaik. Although I conducted some research on wild primates, my doctoral research consisted of comparative studies of primate life history, social systems, and cognition.

I did postdoctoral research in Duke’s Department of Neurobiology (2001-2006), and my supervisor was Michael Platt. My research focused on mechanisms of social attention in primates. During this time I took up distance running and began investigating sex differences in performance and motivation.

In 2006, I joined the Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University.

Antje Engelhardt

Since 2016 Reader (Associate Professor) at Liverpool John Moores University
2009 - 2015 Head of Jr. research Group
2004 – 2009 Post-doc; Primate Research Centre, Indonesia; Inst. for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, USA; Dept. of Reproductive Biology, German Primate Center (DPZ)

1999 – 2004 Doctoral project; Inst. for Human Biology/Anthropology, Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)

1998 – 1999 Scientific assistant; Inst. for Freshwater Biology/Fisheries, Berlin

1989 – 1997 Study of Biology; Cologne University, FU Berlin