Andrew Bishop

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
IHO Affiliated Graduate Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Andrew is a human behavioral ecologist working with the recently acculturated Ache hunter-gatherers of Paraguay and Tsimane hunter-horticulturalists of Bolivia.  His work addresses the influence of costly signaling and "show off" behavior on men's foraging decisions.  His research asks whether men prefer hunting strategies that maximize the amount of food delievered to kin and offspring, or strategies that allow the hunter to show off by killing large, impressive, and hard to kill animals.  Andrew also works on other projects related to optimal foraging theory, specifically modeling the profitability of hunting extinct prey.


Arizona State University, 2012 - Present

University of Alabama, 2005 - 2009

Research Interests

Human Behavioral Ecology: Signaling Theory, Foraging, Hunter-gatherers and small scale societies, Latin America, Primate foraging behavior