Research in this group explores the evolution of cooperation in nature. In particular, we ask what mechanisms can maintain cooperation in interactions where partners may otherwise be tempted to exploit one another. In parallel, we investigate the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of individual variation in social behaviour.
We work on a variety of model species; and use real-world and lab-based methods to tackle these questions. If you’re keen to come and work with in the Social Evolution and Behaviour Lab at UCL, please get in touch.
Nichola Raihani is PI of the Social Evolution and Behaviour Lab. She is Professor in Evolution and Behaviour, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.
Academia does take you to some pretty cool places. For those interested, this is Chiemsee in southern Germany. It is beautiful. pic.twitter.com/FEtQWwlnVw— Prof Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) August 20, 2018
New paper shows that social threat causes paranoid thinking
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Nichola Raihani elected to Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology