I am interested in the evolutionary relationships between brains, cognition and sociality. What are the cognitive demands imposed by social life? How much information must be treated and processing power required? How does it scale up at the collective level? To what extent environmental stressors affect these phenomena? I use a comparative approach to answer these questions in animals with tiny brains exhibiting a wide range of social complexities, such as bees, cockroaches and fruit flies.
Postdoc – ANR
I am an ethologist using network tools to study complex phenomena. My research focuses on social information transfer in animal groups and its consequences on social interactions. My current project aims at evaluating and modeling the role of social and competitive interactions on resource partitioning in bees.
Postdoc – ANRI am interested in host-parasite interactions. My research focuses on honeybee parasites such as Nosema. My current project aims to evaluate the effects of pathogens on the behaviour, cognition and physiological development of bees.
PhD student, co-supervision H. Aubert (Toulouse)
PhD student, co-supervision A. Barron (Sydney)
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I am exploring the effects of heavy metal pollution and their effects combined with environmental stressors on honeybees behavior and cognition.
Research Assistant, co-supervision A Wystrach (Toulouse)