Kevin Laland from the University of St. Andrews will be the next speaker in the SBS research seminar series.
In the Laland Lab, we study evolution and animal behaviour. We focus on three main areas:
1. animal social learning, innovation and intelligence 2. niche construction, inclusive inheritance, phenotypic plasticity and the extended evolutionary synthesis 3. human evolution, particularly the evolution of cognition
Our work is highly interdisciplinary, lying on the interface of evolutionary biology, animal behaviour, ecology and psychology, and combines a wide variety of empirical and theoretical approaches.
We are part of an international collaborative project entitled, Putting the extended evolutionary synthesis to the test led by Kevin Laland and Tobias Uller (Lund University, Sweden).