Mark Laidre is an evolutionary biologist in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College. After
becoming fascinated by evolution and animal behavior as an undergraduate at Cornell University, he went on to complete a master’s at the University of Cambridge,
a PhD at Princeton University, and a Miller Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. For over a decade he has been studying behavioral evolution across invertebrates and vertebrates, including primates, birds, crustaceans, and ants.