Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Dr. William Cooper, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Island Species and Tameness

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. William Cooper of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne explains why species that inhabit island are less frightened of human intruders.

 

William Cooper is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. His research examines the ecological and evolutionary aspects of the behavior of lizards in the lab and field, including antipredatory behavior, the use of the chemical senses to identify food and predators, and social behavior.
 

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