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We study the behaviour, ecology and evolution of social insects. We are particularly interested in the role of communication and learning in individual and collective decision-making, different forms of division of labour and colony organisation.
Our main objectives are:
- To investigate how worker insects integrate multiple sources of information
- To understand variation among species in the degree of division of labour
- To understand the molecular basis of worker behaviour
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Peng, T., Schroeder, M. & Grueter, C., 24 Jun 2020, In: Biology Letters. 16, 6, 5 p., 20200238.
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l'Anson Price, R., Dulex, N., Vial, N. & Grueter, C., 1 Feb 2019, In: Science Advances. 5, 2, 10 p., eaa0450.
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Repeated evolution of soldier sub-castes suggests parasitism drives social complexity in stingless beesGrueter, C., Segers, F. H. I. D., Menezez, C., Vollet-Nato, A., Falcon, T., von Zuben, L., Bitondi, M. M. G., Nascimento, F. S. & Almeida, E. A. B., 23 Feb 2017, In: Nature Communications. 8, 4.
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