Tag Archives: hyenas

BEACON Researchers at Work: Notes from the field

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Kenna Lehmann.  It never ceases to amaze me how returning to place after years away results in this dizzying contradiction: so much has changed, but everything feels the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Does sociality influence disease resistance?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Katy Califf. I’m generally interested in how genetic diversity and behavior influence each other in wild populations of mammals, particularly in the realm of disease ecology. More … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Studying the evolution of sociality with real and digital hyenas

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Aaron Wagner. The evolution of sociality is one of the most fascinating and productive topics in evolutionary biology. Though it is often very useful to look to social … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Hyena Poop Patrol

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Andy Booms. For the past few months I’ve been searching Kenyan protected areas for spotted hyenas and their poop, which I collect. Each time I arrive at a … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Coevolution of hyenas and their beneficial, odor-producing bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU postdoc Kevin Theis. My research, conducted in collaboration with Michigan State University and BEACON researchers Kay Holekamp, Tom Schmidt and Tracy Teal, lies at the intersection of two broad ideas … Continue reading

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