Social Behaviour & Social Evolution
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Get into the lives of a social wasp, by playing our new #Wasplove Computer Game!
Warning – it’s a bit addictive!
Read Seirian’s blog about how we made this game here.
Social insects like honeybees and army ants are cool, there is no denying it. But how, and why, do they exist at all? Sociality represents a major transition in evolution: understanding the mechanisms and function of social behaviour provides important insights into one of the most fascinating phenomena in the natural world.
What role do genes have in shaping social evolution and behaviour?
How does behaviour provide environmental resilience to societies?
Do males matter in social insect societies, or are they just flying sperm?
Invasive ants have the power to alter habitats around the world. Is the Formicocene era the new anthropocene?