Lars Chittka

Queen Mary University of London, London, England, United Kingdom 
vision, cognition, social learning
"Lars Chittka"

Lars Chittka studied Biology at the Universities of Goettingen and Berlin. He obtained his PhD at the Free University of Berlin in 1993, producing seminal work on the evolution of colour vision. After a postdoctoral fellowship in the US (Stony Brook) he came to Germany as a lecturer in 1997, and has been a faculty member at Queen Mary since 2002, working on insect sensory systems and cognition.

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Randolf Menzel grad student 1991-1993 FU Berlin


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Johannes Spaethe grad student 1998-2001 University of Wurzburg
Anna Dornhaus grad student 1999-2002 University of Arizona at Tucson (Evolution Tree)
Tom Ings grad student 2003-2006 Anglia Ruskin University
Nehal Saleh grad student 2003-2006 Queen Mary University of London
Ellouise Leadbeater grad student 2004-2007 Royal Holloway, University of London
Sarah Arnold grad student 2006-2010 University of Greenwich
Ralph Stelzer grad student 2006-2010 Queen Mary University of London
Helene Muller grad student 2007-2011 Queen Mary University of London
Samia Faruq grad student 2008-2012 Queen Mary University of London
Kathryn Hunt grad student 2009-2013 Queen Mary University of London
Friedrich Lenz grad student 2009-2013 Queen Mary University of London
Mu-Yun Wang grad student 2009-2013 University of Tokyo
Erika Dawson grad student 2010-2014 University of Paris
Fei Peng grad student 2012-2016 Southern Medical University
Vivek Nityananda post-doc Queen Mary University of London
Nigel E. Raine post-doc 2004-2009 Queen Mary University London
David Baracchi post-doc 2013-2015
Sylvain Alem post-doc 2013-2016 (Evolution Tree)
HaDi MaBouDi research scientist QMUL
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Li L, Solvi C, Zhang F, et al. (2021) Gut microbiome drives individual memory variation in bumblebees. Nature Communications. 12: 6588
Gallo V, Chittka L. (2021) Stigmergy versus behavioral flexibility and planning in honeybee comb construction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118
Woodgate JL, Makinson JC, Rossi N, et al. (2021) Harmonic radar tracking reveals that honeybee drones navigate between multiple aerial leks. Iscience. 24: 102499
Brebner J, Chittka L. (2021) Animal Cognition: The Self-Image of a Bumblebee. Current Biology : Cb. 31: R207-R209
Nityananda V, Chittka L. (2021) Different effects of reward value and saliency during bumblebee visual search for multiple rewarding targets. Animal Cognition
Dona HSG, Chittka L. (2020) Charles H. Turner, pioneer in animal cognition. Science (New York, N.Y.). 370: 530-531
MaBouDi H, Solvi C, Chittka L. (2020) Bumblebees Learn a Relational Rule but Switch to a Win-Stay/Lose-Switch Heuristic After Extensive Training. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 14: 137
Chittka L. (2020) The secret lives of bees as horticulturists? Science (New York, N.Y.). 368: 824-825
MaBouDi H, Dona HSG, Gatto E, et al. (2020) Bumblebees use sequential scanning of countable items in visual patterns to solve numerosity tasks. Integrative and Comparative Biology
Solvi C, Gutierrez Al-Khudhairy S, Chittka L. (2020) Bumble bees display cross-modal object recognition between visual and tactile senses. Science (New York, N.Y.). 367: 910-912
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