Animal behavior, disease ecology, and population genetics
Research in the Archie lab focuses on the evolution of social behavior in animals. We’re especially interested in two questions: how do social organization and behavior affect the spread of parasites and microbes within and between social groups? And how do social relationships influence individual health, disease risk, immune function, and survival? To answer these questions, we work with long-term, population-based studies of wild and highly social mammals—especially the wild baboons that live in the Amboseli Ecosystem, Kenya.