Daniel Rubenstein

Professor of Zoology and Director, Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton University

My research focuses on decision-making in animals. I study how an individual's foraging, mating and social behavior are influenced by its phenotype, by ecological circumstances, and by the actions of other individuals in the population. I develop simple mathematical models to generate predictions that can be tested using data gathered from structured field observations or experimental manipulations. In this way I search for general principles, or 'rules', that underlie complex patterns of behavior.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Zoology and Director, Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton University

Honours

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society