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Welcome. This is the website for the lab group of Dr. Daizaburo (Dai) Shizuka in the School of Biological Sciences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Here at the Shizuka Lab, we use a variety of approaches to study social behavior of animals. We are particularly interested in how cognitive mechanisms (e.g., learning, recognition) and patterns of social interactions in a wide variety of contexts--including parental care, social parasitism, group living and species interactions--affect ecological and evolutionary processes. Our work combines field-based behavioral and ecological studies of birds and quantitative approaches such as social network analysis. 


Shizuka Lab News

  • Check out some recent news from the Shizuka Lab!
  • Visiting PhD Student - Eli Strauss This past month, Eli has been visiting from the Holekamp Lab at Michigan State University. He is working with Dai on the emergence of dominance hierarchies in juvenile spotted hyenas ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 12:31 PM by Laura Vander Meiden
  • Welcome Laura! A belated welcome to Laura Vander Meiden, who joined our lab as a Ph.D. student a couple of weeks ago. She went out to the field to the Yukon ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2016, 8:42 AM by Dai Shizuka
  • New Paper in Animal Behaviour Dai has a new paper in Animal Behaviour, co-authored with Damien Farine of the Max Planck Institute. The paper presents a method to assess the robustness of 'community assignment ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2016, 6:57 AM by Dai Shizuka
  • New Paper in Molecular Ecology Our new paper on winter social structure in golden-crowned sparrows (Dai is a co-author) is now out at Molecular Ecology!Arnberg et al. (2015) investigated the effect of ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 8:28 AM by Dai Shizuka
  • Back in business It's Week 2 of the fall semester here at UNL. We are starting out with a bang:- Maria Goller is starting off her Ph.D. program here this semester ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 8:42 AM by Dai Shizuka
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Current Contact:

Daizaburo Shizuka
410B Manter Hall
PO Box 880118
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA