University of Aberdeen
Pronouns He/Him/His
Current Position Research Fellow
Previous Position Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Guelph; Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Multivariate mixed effects modelling, Social Network Analysis


Key Research Interests

  • How animal social interactions alter evolution
  • Explaining variation among species in social structure
  • The role of behaviour in (local) adaptation
  • Using selection accounting for social effects to increase yields in crop plants
  • Whether animals can shape their social niche, and the consequences this has

Recent Key Papers

  • Indirect effects on fitness between individuals that have never met via an extended phenotype (2019). David N. Fisher, Jessica A. Haines, Stan Boutin, Ben Dantzer, Jeffrey E. Lane, David W. Coltman and Andrew G. McAdam. Lett.| doi: 10.1111/ele.13230
  • Social effects of territorial neighbours on the timing of spring breeding in North American red squirrels (2019). David N. Fisher, Alastair J. Wilson, Stan Boutin, Ben Dantzer, Jeffrey E. Lane, David W. Coltman, Jamie C. Gorrell and Andrew G. McAdam. Evol. Biol. | doi: 10.1111/jeb.13437
  • Dynamic networks of mating and fighting in a wild cricket population (2019) David N. Fisher, Rolando Rodríguez-Muñoz and Tom Tregenza. Behav. | doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.05.026

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Georgia Cash: The evolution of sociality in subsocial animals