👇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 ecologist interested in the ecology and evolution 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.
> 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"
Green DS, Farr M, Holekamp KE, Strauss ED, Zipkin E. (in revision) Can hyena behavior predict abundances of sympatric carnivores? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B.
Strauss ED, Holekamp KE. (2019) Social alliances improve rank and fitness in convention-based societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810384116
Strauss ED, Holekamp KE. (2019) Inferring longitudinal hierarchies: Framework and methods for studying the dynamics of dominance. Journal of Animal Ecology.
Smith JE, Lehmann KDS, Montgomery TM, Strauss ED, Holekamp KE. (2017) Insights from long-term field studies of mammalian carnivores. Journal of Mammalogy, 98:631-641. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyw194.
Holekamp KE, Strauss ED. (2016) Aggression and dominance: An interdisciplinary overview. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 12:44-51.
Jones SC, Strauss ED, Holekamp KE. (2015) Ecology of African Carrion. Pp. 459-489 in Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications. Benbow ME, Tomberlin JK, Tarone AM (Eds). CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL.