Mathieu Lihoreau

Mathieu Lihoreau

05 61 55 64 71


Mathieu Lihoreau - 

CNRS Research Director

The goal of our research is to understand how cognitive processes mediate adaptive behaviour in individuals, and their interactions within groups and populations. We tackle these questions using small brained insects that exhibit both an impressive range of cognitive capacities and a unique spectrum of social forms. The approach combines behavioural experiments (in the lab and in the field) with simulations of computer models. The main model species we use for this comparative research (bumblebees, honey bees, hornets) are maintained and tested in our experimental apiary on campus of the University of Toulouse.

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Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

05 61 33 58 00

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