Claudia Rauter, PhD
- Associate Professor
- 109A Allwine Hall
- Behavioral Ecology
- Environmental Biology
My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of social behavior and life histories.
The subsocial burying beetles (Nicrophorus spp.) are an ideal system to study social behavior and life histories from the perspective of behavioral ecology, quantitative genetics, and evolutionary biology.
My current research projects focus on indirect genetic effects of parental care and brood size as well as on the environmental and genetic factors causing variation in parental care and brood size.