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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

The frequently asked questions for the core programs solicitation (NSF 16-505) can be found at  

Michelle Elekonich, (703) 292-7202
Room 685N

Jodie Jawor, (703) 292-7887
Room 685N

Emília Martins, (703) 292-4959
Room 685N

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The Behavioral Systems Cluster consists of the Animal Behavior Program which supports research in the area of integrative animal behavior to understand how and why individuals and groups of animals do what they do in nature. Research in this area occurs in field, laboratory and captive environments and covers a wide range of scientific fields and levels of analysis to study the development, mechanisms, adaptive value, and evolutionary history of behavior. The Cluster encourages species specific and comparative studies as well as modeling and theoretical approaches that use animal systems to discover and explore overarching principles of the biology of behavior and to advance a fully integrated understanding of the behavioral phenotype from genes to ecosystems.  

The Cluster supports these goals through the core program in Animal Behavior and the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant program (DDIG).

Program Directors:

Michelle Elekonich.  Animal Behavior

Jodie Jawor.  Animal Behavior

Emilia Martins.  Animal Behavior


Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program
2012 Animal Behavior Workshop Report
Frequently Asked Questions to NSF 16-505

IOS Cluster Descriptions



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