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I integrate behavioral ecology, network science, and social science, to study broad aspects of social behavior in the wild. I use empirical and theoretical methods to better understand behavioral phenomena. Much of my research focuses on the study of social networks and on principles of animal communication. Students in my lab can do field work on rock hyraxes in Ein Gedi, where we have been monitoring a population for more than 20 years, and/or analyze the data we collected and develop theoretical models. I am interested in questions such as:

- How do social networks affect longevity, reproductive success, and pathogen transmission?
- How do communication patterns interact with social structure?
- How do males and females choose who to mate with?
- What is the structure of different signals and how did they evolve?

Potential students are welcome to develop their own projects on any relevant study system.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2006Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Master's Degree, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2004Jun 2006

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1998Jun 2002

Award Date: 30 Jun 2002


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