Dr. Andrew Goldklank Fulmer

Dr. Andrew Goldklank Fulmer
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise:

  • Zoology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Evolutionary Psychology


  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2016


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About Dr. Andrew Goldklank Fulmer

Dr. Andrew Fulmer received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2016 and has been a Visiting Instructor of Psychology at FLC since 2021.

Dr. Fulmer is a zoologist specializing in animal behavior and comparative psychology. His research focuses on individual lifetime development and the evolutionary bases of variation in social decision-making. This work has taken him to field sites around the world, where he has studied the social lives and mate choices of Gray Squirrels in Massachusetts, Sac-Winged Bats in Costa Rica, Meerkats in South Africa, Arabian Babblers in Israel, and other species in other adventures.

Selected conference presentations

With FLC Student Authors:

Hobbs, B*., Felix, E., and Fulmer, A.G. (2022) “A review of behavioral outcomes of birth order in nonhuman primates,” 59th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, San José, Costa Rica

Selected Conference Presentations:

Fulmer, A.G., Hauber, M.E. (2022) “A Review of Sensory Cues for Rejecting Foreign Eggs from the Nest by the Blackbird (Turdus merula), 59th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, San José, Costa Rica

Fulmer, A.G., Partan, S.R. (2021) “A Comparative Meta-Analysis of Facial Expressions Across the Macaques: A Lexicon of Expressive Components,” 58th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, ABS2021 Virtual Meeting

Fulmer, A.G., Shih, S., Perez, B., Adelman, M., Neumeister, H., Preuss, T. (2019) “Chronic exposure to fluoxetine modulates startle behavior and social community structure in the
African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni

Selected publications:

Fulmer, A. G., Hauber, M. E. (2022) A review of the cues used for rejecting foreign eggs from the nest by the Eurasian blackbird (Turdus merula). Ecology and Evolution, 12, doi: 10.1002/ece3.8886

Fulmer, A.G. (2021) The Circle Game: Intergenerational Transmission and Modification of Solutions to a Universal Need. In: Zimbler-DeLorenzo H., Margulis S. (Eds.) Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field 2nd Edition, Academic Press

Fulmer, A.G., Hauber, M. E. (2021) Autopreening behavior may convey information about the internal social state in Arabian Babbler (Turdoides squamiceps) allopreening dyads. Behaviour, 158, 427-446 doi: 10.1163/1568539X-bja10073

Fulmer, A.G. Neumeister, H., Preuss, T. (2017) Social plasticity in non-territorial male African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. Journal of Ethology, 35, 109-119 doi: 10.1007/s10164-016-0498-0

Fulmer, A.G., Santema, P., Hauber, M.E. (2016) Intrabrood rank, age and adult presence predict novelty seeking in individual Arabian babblers, Turdoides squamiceps. Animal Behaviour, 114, 93-99 doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.01.012

Awards and highlights:

Dr. Fulmer is a member of:

  • The Explorers Club
  • The Animal Behavior Society
  • The American Ornithological Society
  • Sigma Xi