I’m a behavioral ecologist interested in social bonds, cooperation, and individual variation.
I’m also a PhD candidate and member of the Carter Lab at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, USA.
For my dissertation, I work with common vampire bats to answer a few primary research questions:
- How and why do vampire bats vary in their propensity to cooperate with strangers, and to what extent can we predict cooperative interactions based on actor and receiver identity?
- Do new cooperative relationships develop faster and persist after a period of close physical association?
- Can we control partner choice in vampire bats by experimentally manipulating opportunities to cooperate?
For more info on what the bats and I might be up to, check for updates here.
Please reach out if you have any questions or want to hear more~