Damian Elias is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management. The goal of his research program is to understand basic principals in behavior and behavioral adaptation. By exploring the interface between sensory physiology, behavior, and ecology, his lab seeks to identify basic principals of sensory integration, multimodal communication, complex signal evolution and how organisms adapt to biophysical constraints on these processes. Ongoing work in the lab focuses on vibratory and visual communication in invertebrate model systems.
Research Expertise and Interest
animal behavior, behavioral ecology, animal communication, neuroethology, sensory systems