January was very, very busy. After my return from Germany, I started teaching Animal Behavior. I love this class, but the first two weeks are always full of administrative stuff and that takes up a lot of time. But now it is flowing really well. I am also working with three people who will be joining the lab from abroad: James (funded by Caribaea Initiative) will be in Norman for a few weeks to learn techniques. Manuel will come from Portugal to run a big experiment on mate copying, and Waldir from Brazil accepted the offer to work as a postdoc on the NSF project. Exciting times!

Sunrise on the Baltic Sea

Also very important: the latest paper by Amber has come out in its final form (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347219303616). The paper also made “Editors Choice”. Yeah! More to come!