Welcome to the Dantzer Lab Webpage!

We are a group of researchers that focus on understanding the evolutionary and physiological mechanisms that enable wild animals to cope with environmental change as well as the ultimate and proximate causes of variation in behavioral and life history traits. We integrate animal behavior, evolution, ecology, and physiology in our studies of the behavior and life histories of wild animals.

We believe in a multi-level and integrative approach to addressing our research questions. As such, we study the physiology, behavior, and life histories of wild animals in the field, use detailed laboratory analyses, and compile databases from existing literature to use in comparative analyses. See the research page for more info.

We are based in the Department of Psychology in the Biopsychology Area and also affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.