Dates: June 2014 – May 2016
Project Title: The evolution of social complexity across taxa.
Elizabeth Hobson (Ph.D. Biology, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, 2013) integrates methods related to the evolution of social complexity across taxa. Following her fellowship, Hobson accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.
LiveScience Profile Q&A with Dr. Hobson: Parrot pecking order hints at humans' social lives
NIMBioS Seminar: Emergent social properties and the evolution of social complexity
NIMBioS Science Minute: Bird Behavior
Publications while at NIMBioS
Edelaar P, et al. 2015. Shared genetic diversity across the global invasive range of the monk parakeet suggests a common restricted geographic origin and the possibility of convergent selection. Molecular Ecology, 24(9): 2164-2176. [Online]
Hobson EA, DeDeo S. 2015. Social feedback and the emergence of rank in animal society. PLOS Computational Biology. [Online]
Hobson EA, John DJ, Mcintosh TL, Avery ML, Wright TF. 2015. The effect of social context and social scale on the perception of relationships in monk parakeets. Current Zoology, 61(1): 55-69. [PDF]
Hobson EA, Avery ML, Wright TF. 2014. The socioecology of monk marakeets: Insights into parrot social complexity. AUK, 131(4): 756-775. [Online]