Dr. Buston's research highlighted on BU Today

11/30/2011

Dr. Pete Buston's research on clown fish was recently highlighted on BU Today.  Dr. Buston and his students have observed that there are distinct personalities amongst these attractive fish.  Dr. Buston's lab has discovered that particular traits among the fish are consistent.  Some clown fish are more social than others and can be observed exploring further away from their protective homes than others in their group.  Why a variety of personalities in a single species is maintained by natural selection is one of the questions the Buston lab continues to explore.  

Dr. Pete Buston and Curran Uppaluri (CAS’13)

Dr. Pete Buston and Curran Uppaluri (CAS’13)