Key themes

Honey bee cognition

Honey bees are a major model for insect cognition and have the capacity to discriminate between different quantities, perform basic arithmetic operations, and even comprehend the concept of zero.

Our lab aims to explore the mechanisms underlying these cognitive abilities to not only shed light on the evolutionary origins of processes such as number discrimination, but also provide insight into the general principles governing such processes in non-human animals.

Impact of environmental change on pollinators

As our planet undergoes rapid and extensive changes, including habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use, and pollution, understanding how these factors influence pollinators becomes paramount.

Our lab aims to investigate the relationships between pollinators and their changing environment to provide insights for the conservation and management of pollinators, and to highlight the crucial role they play in maintaining ecosystems and agricultural productivity.

Pollinator foraging, distribution, and morphology

Understanding the foraging strategies, distribution patterns, and morphological adaptations of pollinators provides crucial knowledge for conservation efforts, agricultural practices, and the preservation of biodiversity.

Our lab aims to explore the intricate patterns and mechanisms that shape the behavior and physical characteristics of pollinators. 


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Lab resources

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