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D4P: Social Behavior

Data for the People (D4P) presents science for all, straight from the source

Welcome to D4P: Social Behavior 

After many months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have had to alter our own social behavior to reduce the spread of disease. While social distancing has proved incredibly helpful in stopping the spread of COVID-19, it has also caused many to re-evaluate the importance of social connections amongst humans, especially in times of crisis. But, humans aren’t the only organisms that rely on social connections. During this season of D4P, we explore what social behavior means in non-human animals like flies, nematode worms, and ants. These organisms are capable of adapting their own social behaviors based on the environments that they are in. During this series we will wonder “What does it mean to be social?”, “What animals are capable of social behavior?”, and most importantly, “What can we learn from animals about social behavior?”.

Each paper featured in a D4P webinar is presented by a scientific trainee — either a graduate student or a postdoc — who is passionate about connecting with others through science, resulting in low-key, accessible, and informative presentations. Catch up our previous seasons and read about our origin story

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