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Maria Creighton



As a formally trained conservationist and behavioral biologist my research interests bridge ideas from both these disciplines. One of my primary research interests is understanding why sociality evolves, and how social behaviors help animals to navigate environmental challenges. To answer these questions, I leverage individual, group, and species -level data on wild animal populations to determine how the social and physical environments interact in their effects on fitness-related outcomes at various evolutionary scales.

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