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Public lecture: The evolution and structure of complex animal societies

Titel der Veranstaltung Public lecture: The evolution and structure of complex animal societies
Reihe International conference „Göttinger Freilandtage“
Veranstalter Deutsches Primatenzentrum
Referent/in Prof. Dustin Rubenstein
Einrichtung Referent/in Columbia University
Veranstaltungsart Vortrag
Kategorie Campus Leben
Anmeldung erforderlich Nein
Beschreibung As part of the international conference „Göttinger Freilandtage“ all interested persons are kindly invited to the opening lecture on Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 pm at the lecture hall of the German Primate Center, Leibniz Institute for Primate Research (DPZ).

Prof. Dustin Rubenstein, behavioral and evolutionary ecologist from Columbia University, will speak about „The evolution and structure of complex animal societies“. The talk will be in English.

Many species of animals in a diversity of taxonomic groups are said to form complex societies. But what is a complex society and how does one evolve? Using examples from several species (birds, insects, and crustaceans), he will outline a framework for how we should think about characterizing different types of animal societies based on their reproductive structures. He will then examine the similarities and differences in the structures of societies in disparate animal lineages, and discuss the selective forces that shape group‐living in these species.

Further information about the Göttinger Freilandtage:

Klara Kittler
Tel: +49 551 3851-282
Zeit Beginn: 12.12.2017, 18:30 Uhr
Ende: 12.12.2017 , 19:30 Uhr
Ort Deutsches Primatenzentrum (Kellnerweg 4)
Hörsaal, Multifunktionsgebäude des Deutschen Primatenzentrum Deutsches
Kontakt +49 551 3851-282