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.

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Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively Michael Munro Webster, Kevin Neville Laland
Nature Ecology and Evolution 2017 vol.1
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
Sociality Ashley JW Ward, Michael Munro Webster
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


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

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