Profiles in "Animal Behavior" Expertise Area

  • Conrad's research interests include studies on the neurobiology of chronic stress, sex differences in neuroplasticity following chronic stress, and links between stress and depression or anxiety disorders.
  • Nash's areas of focus is in physical anthropology: primate social behavior and ecology, Galagos and the role of gum.
  • Sanabria studies basic behavioral and cognitive processes underlying behavioral regulation in various species, and applies this research to the study of psychiatric disorders.
  • Johnson's areas of expertise include philosophy of science, animal behavior, conservation ecology, sexual cannibalism and conflict in arthropods, black widow spiders.
  • Murphree's current research efforts focus on the ecological, social and economic aspects of the management of free-roaming horses on public lands in the American West.
  • Ronald Rutowski research examines function and percpetion of bright coloration in animals as well as the mechanisms that produce coloration. Butterflies are a special focus of his studies.
  • Zhou's research focuses on the neural basis of hearing, in particular, the tasks related to sound localization and sound identification in multi-talker environments.
  • Silk moved to ASU in 2012, from UCLA. She is interested in how natural selection shapes the evolution of social behavior in primates.
  • The behaviors Wynne is interested in range from simple conditioning to complex cognitions. He previously served on the faculty at the University of Western Australia and the University of Florida.
  • Gilby studies wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. His research focuses on cooperative hunting, meat sharing and male dominance strategies, and informs our understanding of the behavior of early hominins.