Jakob has been involved in field research and conservation of African herbivores in various part of the continent for the past 20 years. In particular, his work has focused on understanding animal communication systems and the evolution of reproductive strategies. The primary study species of his research in the Mara have been topi and eland antelopes. He is a lecturer at the University of Liverpool and a member of the IUCN antelope specialist group.
Dan is a reader at the University of York and a member of the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis. His research has focused on animal sociality and life-history evolution. He has published methods, applications, and books and reviews on social network analysis. Dan is also experienced in developing models of animal social behaviour.
Kristine is working as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Universities of Liverpool and York. She has a broad background in Behavioural Ecology, and her research focuses primarily on interactions between individuals and species to order to understand the principles that govern the social structures in animal groups. This includes questions on how environmental processes shape animal social behaviour and how behavioural changes relate to potential fitness benefits and costs, thereby assessing the resilience of populations to anthropogenic disturbances (e.g., noise, habitat loss, climate change).