Results for "evolution"

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Kinematics of Quadrupedal Locomotion in Free-Ranging Primates

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The majority of primate species are partially or completely tree-dwelling (arboreal), and they often captivate observers with their ability to walk, run, and leap with ease along narrow, steep, and bending branches.…

Primate Life History Database

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People have been studying primates in the wild for a good portion of the last century. Now there is a lot of information out there, giving scientists an opportunity to detect patterns to infer evolutionary patterns.…

Evolution of vocalization in singing mice

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The Phelps lab is broadly interested in animal social behavior, its neural, genetic and molecular mechanisms, and how those mechanisms evolve. Using “exotic” rodent models, we focus on the nature and consequences of…

Bacteria Living in Bees: How They Interact and How They Affect Their Hosts

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We are working on bacterial gut symbionts that live in bees, with the goal of understanding how they affect the health of their hosts. The work involves growing bacterial cultures, inoculating bees with bacteria, and…

Evolutionary variation in genes, brains and behaviors

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The Phelps lab is broadly interested in animal social behavior, its brain mechanisms, and how those mechanisms evolve. We do a variety of work ranging from mechanisms of gene regulation to the fitness consequences of…