Erol’s new paper with Jeremy Van Cleve is now in press at Evolution. We look at how the different mechanisms that can lead to social evolution interact with each other in unexpected ways. Link to the journal here; you can also access OA accepted version on arxiv and bioRxiv.
In a new paper with Dustin Rubenstein and Sheng-Feng Shen in the American Naturalist, we look at how costly conflict should vary with group size in social animals. You can read the paper here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/674378 (Click on the publications tab above, if you don’t have subscription).
Postdoctoral fellowship and graduate student positions are available in the Akçay lab. See “Join us” for details.
We welcome our inaugural lab members Alexandra Brown and Haoran Zhou, both first-year graduate students in the Biology Graduate Group, who joined the lab for their rotations. Check out the “People” page for more on their background and interests.