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Blair Costelloe

Blair Costelloe

http://www.blaircostelloe.com/

Blair is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Konstanz. She is a behavioral ecologist who specializes in ungulate ecology and antipredator behavioral strategies. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, where she studied the maternal and antipredator behaviour of Thomson’s gazelles in Kenya. For inquiries about the HerdHover project, please email blair.costelloe@orn.mpg.de

Ben Koger

Ben Koger

http://benkoger.work/

Ben is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Konstanz. He is a biologist and electrical engineer interested in how animals’ physical and social environments affect their behavior – in particular the information they transmit and receive. He received his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2016 where he wrote his thesis on the effects weighting and directedness have on the way social information spreads through graphs.

Jake Graving

Jake Graving

http://collectivebehaviour.com/people/graving-jake/

Jake is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Konstanz. He studies how biological systems acquire and process information for making decisions. His research on desert locusts and other systems tests key assumptions of animal behavior at multiple scales by integrating computer vision, machine learning, and information theory. He is particularly interested in how swarms coordinate their movement and how individual behavior contributes to the dynamics of group-level behavior.

Sven Lauke

Sven Lauke

Sven is a Masters student in the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz. He served as a student field assistant during two field trips to Kenya and is currently working on his Masters thesis, which will investigate the effects of drones on the behaviour of savannah ungulates.

Felicitas Oehler

Felicitas Oehler

Felicitas is a Masters student in the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz. She served as a student field assistant in Kenya and plans to write her Masters thesis on the social and collective behaviour of savannah ungulates.

Mike Costelloe

Mike Costelloe

https://costelloecreative.com

Mike is an illustrator and web developer who has served as a field assistant, drone pilot, driver, and cook during two field trips to Kenya, and built this project website.

Iain Couzin

Iain Couzin

http://collectivebehaviour.com

Iain is the Director of the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the Chair of Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz. He is the supervising principal investigator for this project.