Margaret Crofoot, UC Davis

Margaret Crofoot is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California Davis and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences executive committee. Her research focuses on the behavior and ecology of social animals, particularly focusing on primates.

The aim of her research is to understand how group-level traits shape individual fitness and to determine how individual decisions scale to create collective group behaviors. To explore these questions, she uses remote-sensing tools that allow her to remotely and simultaneously monitor the physiology and behavior of multiple free-ranging animals over large spatial and temporal scales. She earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at Harvard University.

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