Research


(c) Imran Razik

Hi!

I’m a behavioral ecologist interested in social relationships, cognition, and individual variation.
I’m also a PhD student 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 three primary research questions:

  1. How should we define and quantify among-individual variation in cooperative traits when cooperation is a function of both actor and receiver identity?
  2. Which factors (such as kinship, association, or cooperativeness) are most important for predicting the development of new social relationships in vampire bats?
  3. Can we control partner choice (i.e. relationship formation) 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~