Dr Sam Ellis
Postdoctoral researcher

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My broad research interest is in social behavior, how the interactions between individuals combine to affect their fitness and life-history. From ants to human’s individuals interact in complex social systems, these social systems can have important effects on an individual’s behavior, and their ability to survive and reproduce. I’m interested the interaction between these broad global effects, the behavior of individuals, and evolution.

My current work focused on social behaviors in Killer Whales working with Darren Croft. Using data from a 40 years of observation in we’re investigating in how the complex social systems of Killers Whales affect their behavior and survival. We are also interested in post-reproductive lifespans in Killer Whales and other animals.

Broad research specialisms:

Social behaviour, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, network analysis

Qualifications

2007-2010 BSc(Hons) Zoology Univerity of Bristol
2011-2015 PhD Biology University of York

Career

2007-2010 BSc(Hons) Zoology, University of Bristol
2011-2015 PhD Biology, University of York
2016-Present PostDoc, University of Exeter

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Email
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road
Exeter
EX4 4QG
UK
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