Professor Nick Davies FRS
Email (@cam.ac.uk): nbd1000
Research interest is in Behavioural Ecology, the study of behavioural adaptations in relation to ecological and social conditions. In theory, natural selection should favour behavioural strategies which best promote an individual’s ability to pass copies of its genes on to future generations. This creates conflicts in animal populations, not only conflicts between rivals for territories and mates but also conflicts within seemingly harmonious ventures such as male-female pairs cooperating to rear offspring. His work attempts to elucidate the nature of these conflicts and to understand how they are resolved.