Our leaping squirrels

Hunt, N., Frendberg-Mates, E., Jinn, J., Robin, A. N., Jacobs, L. F., & Full, R. J. (2017). Squirrels running on compliant branches: When to leap? Presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans,...

Lucia gives plenary at the London Zoo

Jacobs, L.F. (2016) Plenary address: From chemotaxis to the spatial maps of squirrels: the relationship between olfaction, space and memory. The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, London, UK. Zoological Society, London. Dec...

KQED airs “Watch These Frustrated Squirrels Go Nuts”

KQED just posted the segment devoted to Mikel’s research. Our department is well known for its studies of emotion in humans. But Ph.D. candidate Mikel Delgado recently published the first experimental study in a wild animal on the emotion of frustration, using...

Montreal eastern gray squirrel ‘steals’ Go Pro!

We think they’ve practiced this before – that they’re giving squirrels a Go-Pro camouflaged as a nut. Based on our research, and if this was a huge nut, the squirrel would take it to a very safe place, e.g., high canopy of the tree. Then, having...