Growth and coordination in Placozoa

Davidescu, M.R., Romanczuk, P., Gregor, T. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) Growth produces coordination trade-offs in an animal lacking a central nervous system. In revision.

Pigeon gaze

Kano, F., Naik, H., Keskin, G., Couzin, I. D., & Nagy, M. (2022) Head-tracking of freely-behaving pigeons in a motion-capture system reveals the selective use of visual field regions. Scientific Reports 12(1), 1-15.


Nagy, M., Naik, H., Kano, F., Carlson, N., Koblitz, J.C., Wikelski, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) SMART-BARN: Scalable Multimodal Arena for Real-time Tracking Behaviour of Animals in laRge Numbers. Submitted.

Honey bee drones

Neubauer, L., Davidson, J.D., Wild, B., Dormagen, D.M., Landgraf, T., Couzin, I.D. & Smith, M.L. (2023) Honey bee drones are synchronously hyperactive inside the nest, in review.


Li, L., Chao, L-M., Deussen, O. & Couzin, I.D. (2023) RoboTwin: a platform to study hydrodynamic interactions in fish schools, in review.

Chao, Li-Ming

I am interested in the hydrodynamics of swimming and flying animals. Using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD), I have investigated the flow around the pitching foil, self-propelling foil and multiple foils to show how swimming fish actively and/or passively controls the fluid.