Check out this new commentary by Elene Haave-Audet, me, and Kim Mathot in Journal of Evolutionary Biology
The ACRG sadly says goodbye to Cora-Lee Kashuba and Brittany Perkins who spent six-weeks in the laboratory as WISEST Summer Research Project students. Tristan did an excellent job serving as the primary supervisor. I'm very proud of everyone in my team. What a wonderful experience. Pictures below are from the WISEST Celebration of Research where both Brittany and Cora-Lee presented research posters.
The Animal Cognition Research Group turns 1 on Canada Day. We've come a long way - from zero to zebbies (building nests) in less than a year. We are currently three graduate students strong (Andrés Camacho, Tristan Eckersley, Connor Lambert) with another starting in Autumn 2019 (Gopika Balasubramanian). We also have two WISEST high school students joining us this summer: Cora-Lee Kashuba and Brittany Perkins. Check out our People page for details and pictures below to see our work space!
Lauren recently organized the 26th International Conference on Comparative Cognition, hosted, as always, in Melbourne, Florida, USA. Lauren also gave a talk on her recently published meta-analysis (with co-atuhor Liam Dougherty) and participated as a mentor in a 'Meet the Experts' session, the goal of which was to interact and answer questions from graduate and undergraduate students attending the conference.
Jennifer Vonk visited and gave an inspired Keynote address at the Royce-Harder Conference. Connor, Andres, and Tristan gave talks on work they conducted during their MSc's and Undergrad at Miam U (Ohio), University of Costa Rica, and MacEwan University, respectively. Congrats to Tristan who for being awarded the best grad student talk at the conference!
We are please to announce that Gopika Balasubramanian will be joining the Animal Cognition Research group this Autumn as a graduate student. Gopika is completing a 5-year BS-MS at the Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata and her thesis examined different models of social learning in foraging behaviour in guppies.
New paper out by lead author Alexis Breen in Animal Cognition. This paper is Open Access check out the informative and lovely graphical abstract, below.