Modelling behaviour of creepy crawlies in higher levels of organisation
Speaker: Mick Wu (SMRU)
Animal behaviour is arguably as diverse as the animal kingdom itself. Implications of behaviours on higher levels of levels of organisation such as population dynamics or food web interactions are perhaps just as diverse. This seminar will use work on wasps, aphids, caterpillars and (less creepy) crawlies to illustrate how behaviour can add complexity to population level processes. One of the goals is to highlight the importance of looking at behaviour and other individual level processes even when working at the level of populations or communities.