Evolution, behaviour and environment

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Dr Cornelia Buehlmann

Post:Research Fellow (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Location:JMS BUILDING 3D15
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During my master studies at the University of Zurich under the supervision of Ruediger Wehner and subsequent field trips I have addressed comparative questions regarding the balance of different navigational strategies in ants living in differently structured environments.

I then moved to Germany to the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology in Jena to the lab of Markus Knaden and Bill Hansson for my PhD where I combined behavioural experiments in the ants’ natural habitat with a broad range of tools from the field of chemical ecology in order to study the ants' olfactory-guided navigational behaviour.

In October 2013 I moved to the University of Sussex to the lab of Paul Graham holding a SNF Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship, a Marie Curie Fellowship and a SNF Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellwoship. We had different projects looking at multimodal interactions during ant navigation in the lab and field. Currently I’m working on the BBSRC funded project 'Visual navigation in ants: from visual ecology to brain' working with Paul Graham and Jeremy Niven. For project details see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/insectnavigation/research



Research fellow currently working on the BBSRC funded project 'Visual navigation in ants: from visual ecology to brain'