Animal Behavior

Meet Claudio Monteza-Moreno: Graduate Student Melds Biology and Anthropology

January 28, 2019
The story of how Claudio Monteza-Moreno came to UC Davis illustrates how research today often crosses boundaries — reaching across disciplines and around the globe to explore complex problems. Monteza-Moreno is a graduate student working in the lab of evolutionary anthropologist Meg Crofoot, studying how wildlife in Panama navigate landscapes transformed by humans. However, his background is in biology.

Anthropologist Receives Prestigious Packard Fellowship

November 28, 2016
Margaret Crofoot, a UC Davis anthropologist studying group decision-making in primates, has been awarded a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Zebras Untamed

October 06, 2015
A new study by UC Davis researchers suggests that the enduring wildness of zebra may be the evolutionary legacy of thousands of years of hunting by humans.

Baboons on the Move Practice Democracy

June 18, 2015
A new study by UC Davis researchers reveals that animals living in complex, stratified societies make some decisions democratically. It also breaks ground in how animal behavior data is collected.