News: Behavior & Sensory Biology

Lindy McBride Awarded Graduate Mentoring Award
May 12, 2023

EEB proudly congratulates Lindy McBride for her remarkable achievement of being awarded the Graduate Mentoring Award!

The Graduate Mentoring Award. is co-sponsored by the McGraw Center and the Graduate School, this esteemed award is a highly selective honor bestowed upon only four faculty members annually across the entire Princeton…

Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization, say Princeton researchers
Jan. 21, 2020

Could the division of labor in an anthill be driven by the same social dynamics governing the gap between liberals and conservatives? That was the surprising question tackled by Princeton biologists Chris Tokita and Corina Tarnita.


Stoddard named 2018 Sloan Research Fellow
April 6, 2018

Mary Caswell Stoddard was among two Princeton University faculty members to be named a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow, along with 125 researchers from 53 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $65,000 grants recognize outstanding scientists and scholars early in…

Matt Grobis visualizes his daily commute
Nov. 14, 2017

Matt Grobis, EEB graduate student, and friends decided to take a stab at data visualization: for three weeks they collected data about transportation and travel. Matt decided to quantify his walks to work. He used the GPS Logger for Android app to get 1…

Princeton Profiles: Camden Olson trains service dogs to change lives
Jan. 1, 2017

Sophomore Camden Olson’s desire to have a career training service dogs has led her to major in ecology and evolutionary biology, and she will train and study service animals for her senior thesis.

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Chitchat and small talk could serve an evolutionary need to bond with others
Dec. 14, 2015

We think of chitchat and small talk as the things people say to pass the time or kill an awkward silence. New research suggests, however, that these idle conversations could be a social-bonding tool passed down from primates.


It takes a village: with camera and determination, Riehl studies communal nesting in birds
Dec. 14, 2015

Christina Riehl, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was, as a Princeton graduate student, the first to study and document the extraordinary breeding and nesting behavior of the greater ani bird species. This fall, Riehl returned to Princeton to explore the reproductive costs and benefits of group…