Adaptive Behavior Lab

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The Adaptive Behavior Lab research program, led by Jill Mateo, Ph.D., focuses on the ontogeny and plasticity of adaptive behaviors. Because adaptations are specific to the environments in which they were selected, it follows that the development of these phenotypes is also linked to the specific environments, whether social, environmental or maturational, that organisms normally encounter. In their research,  the lab uses both proximate and ultimate levels of analysis to explain the series of behaviors that developing animals exhibit.

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