I am a behavioural ecologist and currently interested in social information use in bees. Bees play very important ecological roles in all ecosystems, and several existing studies indicate that social information use indeed occur in that clade too.
My research focuses on the information use within and among species and its ecological and evolutionary implications. In particular, I want to understand how social information use affects transmission of behavioural traits. I will establish my own experimental approaches into social information use among bees in the wild (Mason bees) and laboratory (Bumblebees).