New NSF Grant and Nature E&E article!

It’s been a big few weeks for the Bengston Lab. We’ve just received an NSF grant to better understand the role of local extinction events in the maintenance of behavioral biodiversity in populations, which we’re very excited to begin work on! Additionally, today is the release of a paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution in…

NEW PUBLICATION ON LIFE-HISTORY AND RISK-TOLERANCE

In this manuscript Anna Dornhaus, Min Shin and I tested the hypothesis that risk-tolerance should be correlated with life history strategy. Individual with a slower life-history should be less risk-tolerant, as they have ‘more to lose’, fitness wise, if they are injured or die earlier in life. Alternatively, individuals with fast life histories should be…