Areas of research within the Department of Biology include microbiology, cell biology, developmental biology, physiology, neuroscience, animal behavior, plant biology, genomics, computational biology, evolution, ecology and biodiversity.

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Submissions from 2015

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Evolutionary Models of Mutualism, Erol Akçay

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Social Inheritance Can Explain the Structure of Animal Social Networks, Amiyaal Ilany and Erol Akçay

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Sexual Selection Studies: A NESCent Catalyst Meeting, Joan Roughgarden, Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Erol Akçay, Jeremy Chase Crawford, Raghavendra Gadagkar, Simon C. Griffith, Camilla A. Hinde, Thierry Hoquet, Cailin O'Connor, Zofia M. Prokop, Richard O. Prum, Sharoni Shafir, Samuel S. Snow, Daniel Taylor, Jeremy Van Cleve, and Michael Weisberg

Submissions from 2014

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Group Size and Social Conflict in Complex Societies, Sheng-Feng Shen, Erol Akçay, and Dustin R. Rubenstein

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Pathways to Social Evolution: Reciprocity, Relatedness, and Synergy, Jeremy Van Cleve and Erol Akçay

Submissions from 2013

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Biological Institutions: The Political Science of Animal Cooperation, Erol Akçay, Joan Roughgarden, James Fearon, John Ferejohn, and Barry R. Weingast

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Water Stress Strengthens Mutualism Among Ants, Trees, and Scale Insects, Elizabeth G. Pringle, Erol Akçay, Ted K. Raab, Rodolfo Dirzo, and Deborah M. Gordon

Submissions from 2012

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Behavioral Responses in Structured Populations Pave the Way to Group Optimality, Erol Akçay and Jeremy Van Cleve

Submissions from 2011

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The Evolution of Payoff Matrices: Providing Incentives to Cooperate, Erol Akçay and Joan Roughgarden

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Negotiation, Sanctions, and Context Dependency in the Legume-Rhizobium Mutualism, Erol Akçay and Ellen L. Simms

Submissions from 2009

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New Approaches to the Evolution of Social Behavior, Erol Akçay

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The Perfect Family: Decision Making in Biparental Care, Erol Akçay and Joan Roughgarden

Submissions from 2007

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Extra-Pair Parentage: A New Theory Based on Transactions in a Cooperative Game, Erol Akçay and Joan Roughgarden

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Extra-Pair Paternity in Birds: Review of the Genetic Benefits, Erol Akçay and Joan Roughgarden

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Negotiation of Mutualism: Rhizobia and Legumes, Erol Akçay and Joan Roughgarden