UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Welcome! My name is Erika and I am a behavioural ecologist. This is my personal site, telling you a bit about my research.
My research is primarily interested in social behaviour. How do we learn from others? How do social interactions affect disease? I try and answer these questions using insects. Social insects, in particular, are fascinating animals that live in complex societies and have a wide range of sophisticated social behaviours. Using mainly ants and bees, I seek to understand the mechanisms which enable social behaviours in order to gain insight into how they have evolved.