14 College Farm Rd
DEENR, 1st floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
PhD candidate, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University
BS, Biology, '10, University of Maryland
Natalie LemanskiGraduate 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.