Eileen A. Lacey

Job title: 
Department of Integrative Biology
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Curator of Mammals)

Porfessor Lacey research program explores the evolution of behavioral diversity among vertebrates, with emphasis on studies of mammals. Specifically, by combining field studies of behavior, ecology, and demography with molecular genetic analyses of kinship and population structure, I seek to identify the causes and consequences of variation in mammalian social behavior. Although she is broadly interested in social behavior and sponsor students working on a variety of vertebrate taxa, her current research focuses on studies of subterranean rodents from Argentina and Chile.

Research interests: 

Field biology, social behavior, evolution, population ecology, and demography of subterranean rodents, primarily of the genus Ctenomys.