Welcome to the Archie Lab. We study the evolution of social behavior in wild mammals–especially baboons and elephants. All organisms face the challenges of survival and reproduction, and one of the main evolutionary adaptations animals have for solving these problems is through their social relationships with other animals. Hence, social behavior has evolved in many directions to allow animals to raise their offspring, find mates, exploit resources, and escape predation. Most recently, we’ve been working to understand the genetic and disease-related causes and consequences of social relationships and behavior. Click these links for more information about our research, publications, members, and contact information.