Social Insect Research Group

...the evolution & organization of insect societies

The Social Insect Research Group (SIRG) studies the evolution and organization of insect societies. With the amazing insect as their model, SIRG researchers seek to understand cooperation and conflict, decision-making, learning and memory, and the self-organization and disintegration of social groups. From the level of the gene up to their ecology and evolution, social insects provide a unique window into the evolution of social behavior in all organisms.

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