My research asks questions at the intersection of evolutionary ecology, animal behavior, and physiology. I am primarily interested in understanding the factors shaping the evolution of behavioral and life history traits as well as how physiological factors both mediate but also constrain variation in life history and behavioral traits. A major focus of my research has been about how developmental or early life experiences can shape the physiology, behavior, and life histories of individuals. To address my research questions, I perform field research in wild animals such as in red squirrels in the Yukon, Canada or in Kalahari meerkats in South Africa. Altogether, I am interested in studying other mammalian species so that we can better understand the factors that have shaped the evolution of human social behavior.
Please visit the Dantzer Lab website for more information about my research.
I am currently seeking motivated undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers to join my research lab. Please contact me for further information.
- Animal behavior, evolutionary ecology, physiological ecology