Blair R. Costelloe Behavioral Ecologist


Tuia, D.*, Kellenberger, B.*, Beery, S.*, Costelloe, B.R.*, Zuffi, S., Risse, B., Mathis, A., Mathis, M., Van Langevelde F., Burghardt, T., Kays, R., Klinck, H., Wikelski, M., Couzin, I.D., van Horn, G., Crofoot, M., Stewart, C. and Berger-Wolf, T. Seeing biodiversity: perspectives in machine learning for wildlife conservation. Accepted at Nature Communications. Preprint available.

Graving, J.M., Chae, D., Naik, H., Li, L., Koger, B., Costelloe, B.R. and Couzin, I.D. 2019. DeepPoseKit, a software toolkit for fast and robust animal pose estimation using deep learning. eLife 8: e47994. Open access.

Costelloe, B.R. and Rubenstein, D.I. 2018. Temporal structuring of vigilance behaviour by female Thomson’s gazelles with hidden fawns. Animal Behaviour 145: 87–97. PDF

Costelloe, B.R. 2018. Participation by a male Grant’s gazelle in the defence of a fawn. African Journal of Ecology 56: 378-380. PDF

Costelloe, B.R. and Rubenstein, D.I. 2015. Coping with transition: fawn risk and maternal behavioral changes at the end of the hiding phase. Animal Behaviour 109: 217-225. PDF

Roberts, B.A. and Rubenstein, D.I. 2014. Maternal strategies for mitigating neonate predation risk during the postpartum period in Thomson’s gazelle. Behaviour 151: 1229-1248. PDF

Roberts, B.A. 2012. An attack by a warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) on a newborn Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsonii). African Journal of Ecology 50: 507-508. PDF

Roberts, B.A. 2012. Perinatal behavior of a wild Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) mare and foal. Journal of Ethology 30: 205-209. PDF

*equal contribution

Papers in progress

Koger, B., Hurme, E., Costelloe, B.R., O’Mara, M.T., Wikelski, M., Kays, R., Dechmann, D.K.N. A computer vision approach for counting groups of flying animals applied to one of the world’s largest bat colonies. In review – Ecosphere.

Costelloe, B.R., Lauke, S., Koger, B., Couzin, I.D. Disturbance effects of drone-based behavioral observations on wild African ungulates. In preparation.

Koger, B., Costelloe, B.R., Deshpande, A., Couzin, I.D. Using drones for scalable high-resolution tracking and quantification of individual and collective behavior in the wild. In preparation.


Roberts, B.A. 2014. The trials of motherhood: maternal behavior patterns and antipredator tactics in Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsonii), a hiding ungulate. PhD thesis, Princeton University. PDF