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Prof. Mark Elgar

Research interests

Evolutionary ecology

Members of my group investigate mating and social strategies of terrestrial invertebrates, and we are especially interested in how biotic and abiotic factors influence chemical communication that enables those strategies

  • Animal behaviour
  • Chemical communication
  • Mating strategies
  • Sexual conflict
  • Social behaviour
  • Signals and inter-specific mutualisms

Research projects

  • Effects of juvenile environment on adult life history traits
  • Pheromones and social behaviour in ants
  • Effects of diet on chemical signals
  • Impact of air pollution on insect chemical communication

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