Tag Archives: Field Biology

BEACON Researchers at Work: Listening to the hyenas

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kenna Lehmann. Have you ever seen a group of hyenas take down a zebra? Or fight off a pride of lions? Ok, probably not, so you’ll have … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Original Social Gaming

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. I can trace the beginning of my fascination with social behavior to the summer I was ten. That summer, I started volunteering … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Long-Term Ecological Research Sites as Evolutionary Experiments

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Jen Lau.  1988 was a good year. MSU won the Rose Bowl; Miami Vice, 21 Jump Street, and Family Ties were still on prime-time, and I was … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How fast can hyenas learn?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Agathe Laurence. “If monkeys could reach the point of being bored, they could turn into human beings,” said Goethe. More than a philosophical essay about boredom, that comparison … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Going with the Flow

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas postdoc Alex Jordan (www.alexjordan.org). The Rift Lakes in Africa, one of which has been famously dubbed “Darwin’s Dreampond,” are perhaps the best places on earth to visualize … Continue reading

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