We study the behaviour, ecology and evolution of social insects. We are particularly interested in how environmental change and land-use affect the importance of communication and learning for colony functioning and success. We also study species interactions and the mechanistic basis of social behaviours.
Our main objectives are:
Our main model species are the honeybee Apis mellifera, the ant Temnothorax nylanderi and the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula.
Dr. Christoph Grüter (firstname.lastname@example.org)School of Biological SciencesUniversity of BristolLife Sciences Building24 Tyndall AvenueBristol, BS8 1TQUnited Kingdom