What are the ecological conditions that favor social strategies?
Understanding how and why animals form social groups is a fundamental aim of sociobiology. Socially polymorphic animals, including many ants and bees, offer unique opportunities to study social and solitary strategies in sympatry. I use behavioral and physiological techniques in tandem with image data to investigate the ecological factors underlying social strategy decisions.
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