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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!
  • 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
  • Mid-summer roundup: Here's what's been happening at the Shizuka Lab:- The field team led by grad student Emily and joined by UNL undergrad assistants Elizabeth Zurfluh + Dylan Horrocks, plus Theadora ...
    Posted Jul 14, 2015, 1:20 PM by Dai Shizuka
  • Wild Adventures @ Pioneers Park Shizuka lab and other members of SBS participated in the Wild Adventures event at Pioneers Park Nature Center this Saturday. Despite the sketchy weather, it was very successful and super ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 1:46 PM by Dai Shizuka
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Current Contact:

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