A central premise of the center is that social groups have common fundamental attributes that emerge from common generative rules operating across taxa and across biological levels. We combine our disciplinary expertise to examine the mechanisms underlying social behavior, from the genome to individual behavior, and from individuals to societies. Our goal is to capture the rule systems that account for the remarkably similar group-level properties found in social groups from insects through humans.

Current Projects

ASU PIs

Unit

Title

Funding Agency

Michael Barton

SHESC

Hazard Prediction & Communication Dynamics in the Modern Information Environment

NSF

Michael Barton

SHESC

Mining relationships among variables in large datasets from complex systems

Digging

Into Data

Dieter Armbruster

 

MATH & STAT

Complex self-organizing networks of interacting machines: Principles of design, control, and functional optimization

Volkswagen

Foundation

Michael Barton

Marco Janssen

Sander Van Der Leeuw

SHESC

HSD: Community Development Proposal: Integrating Socio-Ecological Sciences through a Community Modeling Framework

NSF-SBE

Michael Barton

CSDC

CNH: RCN: A Research Network for Computational Modeling in the Socioecological Sciences

NSF-GEO

Jennifer Fewell

SOLS

Collaborative Research: Division of Labor in Communal Groups

NSF-BIO

Juergen Gadau

SOLS

Nasonia as a Model Organism for Human Mitochondrial Diseases, Apoptosis and Aging

NIH-NCRR

Juergen Gadau

SOLS

Genetics and Genomic Tools for the Emerging Model Organism, Nasonia

U.

Rochester

Juergen Gadau

SOLS

The Genetic Architecture of Reproductive Caste Determination in Ants

NSF-RARS

William Griffin

Jennifer Fewell

Paul Torrens

SSFD

SOLS

GEO

DHB modeling time, space and behavior: combining ABM & GIS to create typologies of playgroup dynamics in preschool children

NSF-SBE

Andrew Hamilton

SOLS/

CBS

Std Research: Documenting Biodiversity: Biological Systematics in Historical and Conceptual Context

NSF-SES

Manfred Laubichler

SOLS

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Using Informatics to Advance History and Philosophy of Science Research

NSF-SES

Manfred Laubichler

SOLS

CAREER: Twentieth Century Theories of Development in Context

NSF-SES

Juergen Liebig

SOLS

The Role of Epigenetics in the Behavior and Aging of Ants

Howard Hughes Foundation

Juergen Leibig

SOLS

YR 2: The Role of Epigenetics in the Behavior and Aging of Ants

Howard Hughes Foundation

Juergen Liebig

SOLS

Pheromonal Regulation of Reproduction in Termites

USDA-

CSREES

Jose Lobo

SHESC

Collaborative Research: RAPID: Developing Real Time Metrics on the Effects of ARRA Investments on Technological Invention

NSF-SBE

Jane Maienschein

Manfred Laubichler

Gary Marchant

Daniel Sarewitz

 

Understanding Agents of Scientific Change: The Case of Embryo Research

NSF-SBE

Stephen Neuberg

Benjamin Broome

Roger Millsap

David Schaefer

Juliane Schober

Thomas Taylor

Carolyn Warner

Michael Winkelman

PSY

AOC-The Dynamics of Religion and Conflict: A Multidisciplinary, Empirical Approach

NSF-SBE

Robert Page

SOLS

Caste Demography and Aging in Honey Bees

UC-Davis

Stephen Pratt

SOLS

HUNT: Heterogeneous Unmanned Networked Teams

U.

Pennsylvania

Hessam Sarjoughian

ENG

Automated Sensor-based Network Simulation Joint Interoperability Test Command

RTSYNC

CORP

David Schaefer

SSFD

Adolescent Friendship Networks: The Role of Individual and School Characteristics

William T Grant Foundation

Brian Smith

SOLS

Supplement: Behavioral and Physiological Mechanisms of Olfaction

HHS-NIH-NCRR