Professor of Biology at Duke University, Associate Director for Science at NESCent. Studies the ecological, physiological, and genetic correlates of behavior in wild populations of large mammals; has spent 30 years studying wild primates in Kenya, and 10 years studying African elephants. Directs the Amboseli Baboon Research Project and spends several months each year in the field in Kenya. Prof. Alberts has been at Duke University since 1998.
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 President of the Ecological Society of Australia and Zoology Museum Curator, University of New England.
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.
My research focuses on behavioral ecology and biological control. I have published more than 160 papers in international journals with impact factors. I cooperate with more than 80 researchers on various research projects, including FP7 Collective Cognitive Robots and H2020 subCULTron.
I serve as Academic Editor/Executive Editorial Board Member for PeerJ, Parasitology Research, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Current Organic Chemistry, BioMed Research International, Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine and many others.
Associate 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
My research addresses how genetic and environmental variation is maintained in sexually selected traits. My students and I use an animal behavior approach that incorporates tools from nutritional ecology, ecological physiology, and quantitative genetics. Our laboratory-based empirical research quantifies the phenotypic and genetically based variation in condition, life-history traits, and sexually selected traits and determines how this variation is influenced by diet and physiology.
- 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
PhD in Pharmacology King's College London
PDRA Developmental biology UCL
Own lab QMUL 2000.
Lab focuses on genetics of behavioural disease using zebrafish as a model system.
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.
Duane C. Button, PhD, CSEP-CEP, is a basic and applied exercise neuroscientist at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He holds a cross-appointment with the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
Duane completed both his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Education at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University. Following his masters he completed a PhD at the Spinal Cord Research Centre, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba. His PhD studies focused on the effects of chronic activity and inactivity on the biophysical properties rat spinal motoneurones. Following his PhD he completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. His post-doctoral studies focused on the effects of exercise on rat brain plasticity prior to and following stroke.
Senior Researcher (DR hc, CNRS), Station dEcologie Experimentale du CNRS à Moulis. Member of the Acamedia Europaea.