Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology

Harold Mitchell 3.9
tel. 01334 461690
fax. 01334 461690
mmw1@st-andrews.ac.uk

My research is concerned with the functions and evolution of social behaviour in animals. I’m particularly interested in how groups are organised, how animals interact and acquire information from one another, and in how individual behaviour affects and is affected by that of the group. For the most part I use shoaling fishes and aquatic crustaceans as study systems for understanding more general aspects of social behaviour.

For more information and a full list of publications please see my other site.

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Gaffney, KA & Webster, MM 2018, 'Reply to Jolles (2018): comment on ‘Consistency of fish-shoal social network structure under laboratory conditions (Gaffney & Webster, 2018)’' Journal of Fish Biology, vol. In press. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13822
Jones, NAR, Webster, M, Templeton, CN, Schuster, S & Rendell, L 2018, 'Presence of an audience and consistent interindividual differences affect archerfish shooting behaviour' Animal Behaviour, vol. 141, pp. 95-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.04.024
Kendal, R, Boogert, N, Rendell, L, Laland, KN, Webster, M & Jones, P 2018, 'Social learning strategies: bridge-building between fields' Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 651-665. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.04.003
Gaffney, KA & Webster, MM 2018, 'Consistency of fish‐shoal social network structure under laboratory conditions' Journal of Fish Biology, vol. Early View. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13613
Webster, MM & Laland, KN 2017, 'Social information use and social learning in non-grouping fishes' Behavioural Ecology, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1547-1552. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx121
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