👇Watch juvenile spotted hyenas acquire their ranks👇— Eli Strauss (@_straussed) August 14, 2018
Figure from my talk at #BehavEcol2018. Props to @Eliz_Hobson for inventing the attribute ordered network (left); great for plotting aggression and dominance (tutorial on her site https://t.co/xEkiVbLfSn) @MSUHyenas #rstats pic.twitter.com/pgMRHSX17d
I am a behavioral ecologists interested in the emergent properties of complex social systems. In particular, I’m interested in the ecological, behavioral, and systems-level forces that produce social inequality in domains like health, social status, and social connectedness. My current research focus is on developing quantitative approaches to measuring hierarchical social structure and using them to study social inequality in the nepotistic societies of spotted hyenas. Ongoing projects use these methods to study the ontogeny of social hierarchies and status dynamics among adults.
> eli $interests  "social hierarchies" "social network analysis"  "collective behavior" "quantitative methods in behavioral ecology"  "social evolution" "cooking" $skills  "R" "SQL" "social network analysis"  "statistics" "field data collection" "banjo" $familiar_with  "python" "c++"  "git" "agent based modeling"  "high performance computing" "running"
Smith, Jennifer E., Lehmann, Kenna D.S., Montgomery, Tracy M., Strauss, Eli D., Holekamp, Kay E. (2017) Insights from long-term field studies of mammalian carnivores. Journal of Mammalogy.
Holekamp, Kay E., Strauss, Eli D. (2016) Aggression and dominance: an integrative overview. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.
Jones, Sarah C., Strauss, Eli D., Holekamp, Kay E. (2015). “Ecology of African Carrion.” Carrion Ecology, Evolution and Their Applications.