Naturalist Selections is an interview series produced by the American Society of Naturalists Graduate Council. We showcase graduate student and postdoc authored work in The American Naturalist, a premier peer-reviewed journal for ecology, evolution, and animal behavior research. Catch up on exciting new papers you may have missed from the journal, and meet some truly brilliant early career naturalists!
In this episode, Femke Batsleer talks with us about her new paper Batsleer et al. 2022: ‘Behavioral Strategies And The Spatial Pattern Formation Of Nesting.’ We chat about digger wasp behavior, building natural history-grounded models using the inverse modeling approach, studying complex and context dependent behaviors in wild populations, and more. You can read Femke’s full paper here: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/717226.
Buzzing with more questions? Email Femke at Femke.Batsleer@ugent.be!
Featured Guest: Femke Batsleer, University of Ghent
Host, Editor, Producer: Sarah McPeek, University of Virginia
Original Music: Daniel Nondorf, University of VirginiaContinue reading “Naturalist Selections: Batsleer et al. 2022 – digging into digger wasp burrow patterns”