David Kikuchi is originally from Chicago and received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His thesis looked at the warning signals of coral snakes and their harmless mimics. Following graduation, he did postdoctoral research at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and the University of Arizona. Since 2019, Kikuchi has been a postdoctoral researcher in Berlin and Bielefeld, Germany, doing mostly theoretical work centered on the behaviors of predators and prey.
His research explores how animals make sense of the bewildering amount of information in their environments and the implications that their use of this information has for ecology and evolution. He also studies predator-prey systems and competition and cooperation between species.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill