Mark E. Laidre

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.

Recent Stories

The way they live, the food they eat, and the effect on us

A true but unlikely tale

Story and Photographs by William Rowan

Increasing day length on the early Earth boosted oxygen released by photosynthetic cyanobacteria.

Genomic evidence shows that Denisovans and modern humans may have overlapped in Wallacea.