• Collective Behaviour and the future of Europe

    Collective behaviour expert Iain Couzin is to participate in a high-level roundtable, alongside the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, to set out policy recommendations prior to the election of a new European Parliament in 2019. Read more

  • Science: Storks on the wing

    Original Publication in “Science”: click here Andrea Flack, Máté Nagy, Wolfgang Fiedler, Iain D. Couzin, Martin Wikelski From local collective behavior to global migratory patterns in white storks.   For little Louis, it is the most exciting day of his life: just six or seven weeks ago, the young stork came into the world on […]

  • ASAB Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator

    We are pleased that Dr. Damien Farine was awarded the 2018 Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). This award is given to one researcher each year in recognition for research excellence in the field of Animal Behaviour. Read more about the award […]

  • Science: Shared decision-making in wild baboons

    A paper published in Science by Ari Strandburg-Peshkin, Damien Farine, Iain Couzin and Meg Crofoot sheds new light on collective movement in highly heterogeneous groups of animals in the wild. This paper combines fitting high-resolution collars to almost all individuals in a troop of wild baboons with innovative analytical techniques to reveal how primate troops decide where […]

  • The American Naturalist Presidential Award

    The Jordan lab‘s recent paper on optimal social foraging in spiders, which appeared in The American Naturalist, won the 2015 President’s Award for best paper (via amnat.org): The winner of the American Society of Naturalists’ Presidential Award for the best paper to appear in the journal American Naturalist during 2014 is entitled, “Reproductive Foragers: Male […]

  • PNAS: Revealing the hidden networks of interaction in mobile animal groups

    Establishing the decision-making circuits and networks that give rise to individual behavior has been a central goal of neuroscience. However, the analogous problem of determining the structure of the communication network among organisms that gives rise to coordinated collective behavior, such as is exhibited by schooling fish and flocking birds, has remained almost entirely neglected. In […]