14 College Farm Rd
DEENR, 1st floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Current Positions
PhD candidate, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University

Degrees Held
BS, Biology, '10, University of Maryland

Natalie Lemanski

Graduate Student

I am interested in modeling the behavior and evolution of social insects. Particularly, I am interested in what factors favor the evolution of eusociality in different taxa, what reproductive conflicts arise in eusocial colonies, and how such conflicts are resolved to maintain colony stability. I am also interested in collective decision making in insect colonies and how individual behavioral traits of colony members produce emergent behaviors at the colony level.