Tag Archives: cooperation

Apply now to attend exciting meeting on social behavior

Have you heard of NAKFI? It is the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. The meeting 13 to 15 November 2014 is taking applications now and it is about social behavior, most broadly interpreted.  Its official title is Collective Behavior: from … Continue reading

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How to change an organization, a department, a curriculum

Whatever field you are in, there will be organizations with structure and rules. In academics, departments have committees, undergraduates have a required curriculum, graduate students have their courses, exams, and theses. Sometimes these structures are very well known and standard … Continue reading

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No, those microbes are not cooperating

One of the things I love about watching marked wasps on a nest is that I can see what is happening. What drew me into social wasps at the very beginning was this ability to watch behavior, then figure out … Continue reading

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