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Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster
Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology


 

My research is concerned with the functions and evolution of social behaviour in animals. I’m particularly interested in how groups are organised, how animals interact and acquire information from one another, and in how individual behaviour affects and is affected by that of the group. For the most part I use shoaling fishes and aquatic crustaceans as study systems for understanding more general aspects of social behaviour.

For more information and a full list of publications please see my other site.

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46 (of 46 published available) for mmw1. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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A four-questions perspective on public information use in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae) Michael Munro Webster, Gabor Herczeg, Jun Kitano, Riva Jyoti Riley, Sean Rogers, Michael D. Shapiro, Takahito Shikano, Kevin Neville Laland
Royal Society Open Science 2019 vol.6
No experimental evidence of stress-induced hyperthermia in zebrafish (Danio rerio) Tania Mendo, Franziska Broell, Michael Munro Webster
Journal of Experimental Biology 2019 vol.222
Cohesion, order and information flow in the collective motion of mixed-species shoals Ashley Ward, Timothy Schaerf, Alicia Burns, Joseph Lizier, Emanuele Crosato, Mikhail Prokopenko, Michael Munro Webster
Royal Society Open Science 2018 vol.5
Consistency of fish‐shoal social network structure under laboratory conditions K. A. Gaffney, Michael Munro Webster
Journal of Fish Biology vol.Early View
Experience shapes social information use in foraging fish Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Animal Behaviour 2018 vol.146 pp.63-70
Presence of an audience and consistent interindividual differences affect archerfish shooting behaviour Michael Munro Webster, Christopher Neal Templeton, Stefan Schuster, Luke Edward Rendell
Animal Behaviour 2018 vol.141 pp.95-103
Reply to Jolles (2018) Katie A. Gaffney, Michael Munro Webster
Journal of Fish Biology vol.93 pp.764-765
Social learning strategies Rachel Kendal, Neeltje Boogert, Luke Edward Rendell, Kevin Neville Laland, Michael Munro Webster, Patricia Jones
Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2018 vol.22 pp.651-665
Experience and motivation shape leader-follower interactions in fish shoals Michael Munro Webster
Behavioral Ecology 2017 vol.28 pp.77-84
Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Nature Ecology and Evolution 2017 vol.1
How does hunger affect convergence on prey patches in a social forager? Joanne Riddell, Michael Munro Webster
Ethology vol.123 pp.811-817
Local interactions and global properties of wild, free-ranging stickleback shoals Ashley Ward, Timothy Schaerf, James Herbert-Read, Lesley Morrell, David Sumpter, Michael Munro Webster
Royal Society Open Science 2017
Social information use and social learning in non-grouping fishes Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Behavioural Ecology 2017 vol.28 pp.1547-1552
Morphological differences between habitats are associated with physiological and behavioural trade-offs in stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Frank Seebacher, Michael Munro Webster, Rob James, Jason Tallis, Ashley Ward
Royal Society Open Science 2016 vol.3
Sociality Ashley JW Ward, Michael Munro Webster
2016
Sticklebacks show consistent prey-share hierarchies within but not between patchy and sequential prey distributions Daisy EF Taylor, Daniel Cownden, Michael Munro Webster
Journal of Zoology 2016 vol.300 pp.137-141
Gammarus pulex show a grouping response to conspecific injury cues but not to predator kairomones Lynsey Smith, Michael Munro Webster
Behavioral Ecology 2015 vol.26 pp.1188-1195
Public information use by foraging ninespine sticklebacks Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Behaviour 2015 vol.152 pp.1569-1584
Space-use and sociability are not related to public-information use in ninespine sticklebacks Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2015 vol.69 pp.895-907
Familiarity affects social network structure and discovery of prey patch locations in foraging stickleback shoals B. J. Galef, William John Edward Hoppitt, Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2014 vol.281
Environmental complexity influences association network structure and network-based diffusion of foraging information in fish shoals Michael Munro Webster, William John Edward Hoppitt, Kevin Neville Laland
American Naturalist 2013 vol.181 pp.235-244
Local enhancement via eavesdropping on courtship displays in male guppies, Poecilia reticulata Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Animal Behaviour 2013 vol.86 pp.75-83
Site fidelity and localised homing behaviour in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Ashley Ward, Richard James, Alexander Wilson, Michael Munro Webster
Behaviour 2013 vol.150 pp.1689 – 1708
The learning mechanism underlying public information use in ninespine sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius) Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Journal of Comparative Psychology 2013 vol.127 pp.154-165
Information flow through threespine stickleback networks without social transmission William John Edward Hoppitt, Michael Munro Webster, B. G. Galef, Kevin Neville Laland
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2012 vol.279 pp.4272-4278
Social LearningStrategies, Mechanisms, and Models Kevin Neville Laland, Lewis Dean, Will Hoppitt, Luke Edward Rendell, Michael Munro Webster
2012 pp.832-850
Social information, conformity and the opportunity costs paid by foraging fish Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Cognitive culture: Theoretical and empirical insights into social learning strategies Luke Edward Rendell, Laurel Fogarty, William John Edward Hoppitt, Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2011 vol.15 pp.68-76
From fish to fashion: Experimental and theoretical insights into the evolution of culture Kevin Neville Laland, Michael Munro Webster
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2011 vol.366 pp.958-968
Personality and Social Context Michael Munro Webster, Ashley Ward
Biological Review 2011
Reproductive state affects reliance on public information in sticklebacks Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2011 vol.278 pp.619-627
Social Learning and Innovation Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
2011
Behavioural thermoregulation in two freshwater fish species Ashley Ward, Elizabeth Hensor, Michael Munro Webster, Paul Hart
Journal of Fish Biology 2010
Evaluation of a non-invasive tagging system for laboratory studies using three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Journal of Fish Biology 2009 vol.75 pp.1868-1873
Individual boldness affects interspecific interactions in sticklebacks Michael Munro Webster, Ashley Ward, Paul Hart
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2009
Species and population differences in social recognition between fishes: a role for ecology? A. J. W. Ward, Michael Munro Webster, Anne Magurran, S. Currie, J. Krause
Behavioral Ecology 2009 vol.20 pp.511-516
Diet-specific chemical cues influence association preferences and prey patch use in a shoaling fish Michael Munro Webster, E L Adams, Kevin Neville Laland
Animal Behaviour 2008 vol.76 pp.17-23
Lessons from Animal Teaching William John Edward Hoppitt, Gillian Ruth Brown, R Kendal, Luke Edward Rendell, A Thornton, Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 2008 vol.23 pp.486-493
Shoal and prey patch choice by co-occurring fishes and prawns: inter-taxa use of socially transmitted cues Michael Munro Webster, A. J. W. Ward, P. J. B. Hart
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2008 vol.275 pp.203-208
Social Learning Strategies and Predation Risk Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2008 vol.275 pp.2869-2876
Boldness is influenced by social context in threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Michael Munro Webster, A. J. W. Ward, P. J. B. Hart
Behaviour 2007 vol.144 pp.351-371
Habitat-specific chemical cues influence association preferences and shoal cohesion in fish Michael Munro Webster, J. Goldsmith, A. J. W. Ward, P. J. B. Hart
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 2007 vol.62 pp.273-280
Prior association reduces kleptoparasitic prey competition in shoals of three-spined sticklebacks Michael Munro Webster, Paul J. B. Hart
Animal Behaviour 2007 vol.74 pp.253-258
Turbidity and foraging rate in threespine sticklebacks: the importance of visual and chemical prey cues Michael Munro Webster, N. Atton, A. J. W. Ward, P. J. B. Hart
Behaviour 2007 vol.144 pp.1347-1360

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