Helder Hugo is a Ph.D. student with B.Sc. in Biology and M.Sc. in Entomology. Before joining Iain Couzin’s group at the Department of Collective Behavior in 2016, he had theoretical and practical experience with (i) systematics and ecology of spiders, (ii) integrated pest management, (iii) applied biological control, and (iv) behavioral ecology of termites.
His doctoral research focuses on understanding underlying mechanisms of species coexistence and conflict management. Specifically, he is interested in why and how organisms, sometimes notably different from each other, are able to establish long-term stable cohabitations and deal with eventual conflicts.