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.
- Pavlic works in interdisciplinary decision-making problems in natural and artificial autonomous systems. He was the founding associate director of research for The Biomimicry Center at ASU.
- 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.