Biology Professor Lee Dugatkin honored
Biology professor Lee Dugatkin received back-to-back honors in May when he was selected as a fellow in the Animal Behavior Society and as a distinguished lecturer in Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. The Animal Behavior Society, which promotes the study of animal behavior, described Dugatkin on its website as “best known to us as an animal behaviorist with research interests in the evolution of social behavior. Other important contributions to animal behavior include his prolific production of books for animal behaviorists as well as having also been a spokesperson for animal behavior and evolution in his tireless efforts at outreach.” For Sigma Xi, Dugatkin will visit chapters from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 discussing his work. In addition, Dugatkin, a distinguished university scholar, was interviewed for the April 21 public radio show “BackStory with the American History Guys” for an Earth Day-related program about ideas of extinction throughout U.S. history. Dugatkin, author of “Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America,” discussed how extinction played into an 18th century debate about American biological inferiority. Hear the segment.