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Participant List for NIMBioS Working Group:

Play, Evolution, and Sociality

ParticipantInstitutional affiliationAreas of ExpertiseMeetings
Erol AkçayEcology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton Univ. Advanced game theory modeling1
Jeremy AuerbachMathematics, Univ. of Tennessee Mathematical ecology2,3
Gordon Burghardt Psychology, Ecology & Evol Biol, UTK Comparative play theory; play in poikilotherms1,2,3
Giada Cordoni Evolutionary Biology, Universita de PisaSociobiological & Ethological studies2,3
Sigrunn Eliassen Biology, Univ. of BergenEvolution of mating systems & cooperative behaviors2
Hillary Fouts Child and Family Studies, Univ. of Tennessee Child care practices1,2,3
Kerrie Lewis Graham Anthropology, Texas State Univ., San Marcos Comparative neurobases of play1,3
Peter Hammerstein Inst. Theoretical Biol, Humboldt Univ., Berlin Game theory, social interactions in animals1,3
Andrew Kanarek NIMBioS Ecological & evolutionary dynamics of small populations2
Marc Mangel Applied Mathematics & Statistics, UCSC Dynamic models; quantitative behavioral ecology1,3
Brian O'Meara Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UTK Development of advanced phylogenetic models1,2,3
Elisebetta Palagi Primate Cent (CNR), Univ. of Pisa, Rome Field/lab studies of play in primates1,2,3
Sergio Pellis Neuroscience, Univ. of Lethbridge Comparative & microanalyses of play, neuroscience1,2,3
Milada Řeháková (Petrů) Decin Zoo, Czech Republic Zoology1,3
Jeff Schank Psychology, Univ. of California, Davis Developer of agent-based models of behavior1,2,3
Masaki Shimada Animal Sciences, Teikyo Univ. Science, Japan Object play, social network models of primate play1,2
Steve Siviy Psychology, Gettysburg College Comparative and neuroscience studies of play2
Barbara Smuts Psychology, Univ. of Michigan Canid social play1,2,3
Marek Spinka Institute of Animal Science, Prague, Czech Republic Ethologist1,2
Group organizer
Mtg 1: Nov 30- Dec 2, 2011
Mtg 2: Oct 29-31, 2012
Mtg 3: Oct 30-Nov 1, 2013
Updated 11/1/2013

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