Elias Lab

Behavioral Ecology

The Elias Lab uses behavioral ecology techniques to study different aspects of communication. In particular, the Elias lab is interested in questions regarding sexual selection, mating system evolution, signal design and responses to population, ecological, and enviromental variation.

Phidippus clarus


Several ongoing projects are focusing on the interplay between male competition and female choice, assessement rules in contest behavior, the role of experience in mating behavior and prefrences, and mating strategies.


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