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Larissa Swedell
Position: Professor
Phone: (718) 997-2897
Office Hours: 500
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Columbia (2000)
Research Interests: Animal Behavior, Sociality, Sexual Conflict
My primary research interests involve the interacting biological and behavioral strategies of males and females in animal social systems, and the implications of these interactions for the evolution of reproductive strategies and complex sociality.  More broadly, I am interested in animal social behavior and the costs, benefits, and evolution of sociality.  My taxonomic focus is Papio baboons, and I am currently running two field research programs, one project focusing on hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) at the Filoha field site in Ethiopia and a series of collaborative projects focusing on chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa.