Distinguished Zoologist Lecture

Dr. Judy Stamps is professor emerita at the University of California, Davis. She is still very active in research in the field of Behavioural Ecology, focussing on a diversity of topics including how animals select environments in which to live, how animals communicate, and potential implications of developmental processes for problems in behavioural ecology and conservation biology. Over the past decade she is at the forefront of the field that studies animal personality (situations in which individuals of the same sex and species show consistent differences in behaviour over time and across contexts), on which she not only published original experimental work but also a series of highly influential conceptual review papers. In her Distinguished Zoologist Lecture, awarded by the Royal Dutch Zoological Society, she will describe how, despite the flexibility of behaviour, individuals can differ in their behaviour, how differences in one type of behaviour can correlate with other types of behaviour (e.g. aggressiveness and boldness) forming behavioural trait syndromes, how such differences may correlate with physiology, and how such individual differences and trait syndromes might be maintained under natural conditions.

Friday 1 November 20:00
Groningen University Academy Buildinghttp://www.rug.nl/about-us/who-are-we/discover-groningen/academiegebouw/

Allee Award, Animal Behavior Society - 1972
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science - 1983
Fellow, Animal Behavior Society - 1991
Exempar Award, Animal Behavior Society - 1994
Mildred Mathias Award - 1999
Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Animal Behavior Society - 2007