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Zoology and Physiology

College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Benson-Amram

Assistant Professor, 408 Biological Sciences,

Phone: (307)800-1090


B.A., Biology: Cornell University, 2001

Ph.D., Dual degree in Zoology and in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior: Michigan State University, 2011

Postdoctoral, University of St. Andrews and Michigan State University

Research Interests: 

I am interested in understanding the evolution of complex cognitive abilities in animals and in investigating what animals know about their social and ecological environments. Additionally, I inquire how animals use this knowledge and their ability to learn about their environments in adaptive ways. Questions about animal cognition are particularly relevant in today's rapidly changing world: More than ever, animals need to be able to quickly adapt to new conditions and deal with novel challenges. I am interested in understanding the role that cognition plays in these situations.

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