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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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
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
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


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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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