Sen Dong

Project: Why senescence and cooperative breeding emerge

The intersection of cooperative breeding dynamics and senescence yields an interacting effect. Cooperative breeding can exert influence on the patterns of senescence. Conversely, senescence can also impact social behavior. 

Sen's research delves into the costs and benefits of cooperative breeding and the genetic basis of traits that senesce using the Seychelles warbler. Sen aims to provide a quantitative genetic view of senescence and an improved understanding of the drivers of cooperative breeding behaviour.