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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.

source: symbiosis

 

11 (of 11 published available) for mmw1 with keyword Foraging clear keyword filter. (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
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
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
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
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

Contact

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

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443
email: soi@st-andrews.ac.uk

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