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About The Ethogram

The official blog of the UC Davis Animal Behavior Graduate Group.

Of People and Parasites

POST BY: Johnica Morrow It’s a few minutes after 8:00am and I walk into the lab to start another day of research. I turn on my favorite Pandora radio station, The 90s were great let’s hear it again, and carefully … Continue reading

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider: Sociality in Spiders

By Cameron Jones When you think of spiders, the idea of them living or working together is probably the last thing that crosses your mind. After all, aside from when an egg sac has just hatched, we rarely see spiders … Continue reading

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Examining Ecotourism – Does it stress out the monkeys?

By Dominique Bertrand Ecotourism is a growing industry. In 2001, United States citizens alone spent 32 billion dollars traveling overseas to view wildlife in their native habitats. This amount is expected to triple by 20201. Local populations often benefit financially … Continue reading

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A Murder of Crows: West Nile in the Winter

By Mitch Hinton It’s fall and winter is rapidly approaching. For many in Davis this brings to mind mildly cooler temperatures and wetter conditions (we hope). To me however, as a bird enthusiast, fall signals the influx of migratory American … Continue reading

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Deep Connections Might Make Us Nicer

by Curtis Atkisson That title, right?! Sounds like the most brain-dead obvious thing in the whole world. But, for those of us interested in they study of cooperation, it’s not that obvious, and the fact that deep connections might make … Continue reading

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