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Behavior

Studies in behavior in the Division of Biological Sciences span a number of disciplines, from evolution and ecology to neurobiology and genetics. Faculty research incorporates genetic, developmental, physiological, and ecological mechanisms that influence organismal behavior and how evolutionary processes influence these mechanisms. Studies involve a range of organisms, from plants and insects to birds and elephants, in laboratory studies and in natural habitats. The research encompasses a variety of processes, including responses to endocrine disrupting chemicals, adaptation to environmental pressures, memory formation, and sexual selection.