Research


Hi!

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:

  1. 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?
  2. Do new cooperative relationships develop faster and persist after a period of close physical association?
  3. 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~