Dr Mike Webster:
Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology

Research Overview:

I’m interested in the behaviour of group-living animals, including social foraging, competition, information diffusion and predator-prey dynamics. What are the benefits and costs of grouping? How do groups form and function? How does the behaviour of individuals shape that of the group, and how does being in a group change the behaviour of its individual members?


5 (of 45 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for mmw1 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Cognitive styles Nicholas Andrew Roderick Jones, Michael Munro Webster, Cait Newport, Christopher Neal Templeton, Stefan Schuster, Luke Edward Rendell
Animal Behaviour 2020 vol. 160 pp. 1-14
Social recognition and social attraction in group-living fishes Ashley J. W. Ward, Maud I. A. Kent, Michael Munro Webster
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2020 vol. 8
A four-questions perspective on public information use in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae) Michael Munro Webster, Gabor Herczeg, Jun Kitano, Riva Jyoti Riley, Sean Rogers, Michael D. Shapiro, Takahito Shikano, Kevin Neville Laland
Royal Society Open Science 2019 vol. 6
Mid-sized groups perform best in a collective decision task in sticklebacks Ashley J. W. Ward, Michael Munro Webster
Biology Letters 2019 vol. 15
No experimental evidence of stress-induced hyperthermia in zebrafish (Danio rerio) Nicholas Andrew Roderick Jones, Tania Mendo, Franziska Broell, Michael Munro Webster
Journal of Experimental Biology 2019 vol. 222