10-11 October 2013
Dr Natalie Hempel de Ibarra, a Senior Lecturer in Neuroethology at the University of Exeter, hosted members of the GB team. Her research group, based in the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, focusses on social insects, bees and ants, investigating how sensory information is processed and used in the context of foraging activities, spatial orientation, and navigation.
Dr. Hempel de Ibarra’s group studies complex sensory information that is available to bees in their natural environment, such as colours, pattern and odours of flower displays, and how they use sensory information to locate and choose individual flowers and flower patches. They collect behavioural data in both field and lab studies.