Professor Mark Elgar

Research interests

Evolutionary ecology

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

Research projects

  • Anti-aphrodisiac signals in beetle mating systems
  • Role of familiarity in nest defence in ants
  • Significance of amino acids in ant dietary preferences
  • Impact of air pollution on insect chemical sensory perception

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