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