Plenary Lecture 5:

"Science of the Sociome: Tracking how interactions scale to complex societies”


Meg Crofoot (University of California, Davis)

Margaret Crofoot is a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary anthropologist at the University of California, Davis, a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Institute in Panama, and serves on the Executive Board of the ICARUS initiative. Meg is interested in the evolution of complex social systems and, specifically, understanding how collective (group) behaviors emerge from interactions among individuals, and how group traits impact individual fitness. She uses remote tracking technology in conjunction with field-based experiments and observational methods to explore group movement and decision-making, coordinated territorial defense, and other collective behaviors in primate social groups.

Date: Wednesday, August 28th