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Dr. Nathalie Stroeymeyt

I am interested in the evolution and the organisation of animal societies, and in particular of social insects. My research focuses on various aspects of the functioning of ant colonies, including communication, reproductive conflicts and competition, and division of labour. I am especially fascinated by collective behaviour and collective decision-making in animals, which I have investigated in details in house-hunting ants during my Ph.D.

2010 - :
Post-doctoral researcher
Département d’Ecologie et d’Evolution, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Advisor: Prof. Laurent Keller

2007-2010 :
The Ant Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
Advisors: Profs. Nigel Franks and Martin Giurfa
Title: Information gathering prior to emigration in house-hunting ants

2007 :
Masters in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Projects : Chemoreception of socially active chemical compounds in ants
Centre of Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Advisor: Prof. Patrizia d’Ettorre (CODICES)
Worker and queen policing in the ant Temnothorax unifasciatus
University of Regensburg, Germany
Advisor : Prof. Juergen Heinze

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Phone: +4121 692 4193
Fax: +4121 692 4165

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