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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Recent publications

11  (of 11 published available) for mmw1 with keyword Foraging clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2019 (20/2)
Royal Society Open Science
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 
Keywords: Social learning, Social information, Foraging, Cognition
2018 (12)
Animal Behaviour
vol.146 pp.63-70
2018 (7)
Animal Behaviour
vol.141 pp.95-103
2017 (18/4)
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively
Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland 

vol.123 pp.811-817
2016 (10)
Journal of Zoology
vol.300 pp.137-141
2015 (5)
vol.152 pp.1569-1584
2014 (22/8)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences


The Secretary
Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB

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