lab is interested in the evolutionary ecology of species interactions.
We investigate the sensory biology of these interactions, especially
their chemical and visual ecology. We integrate behavioural ecology at
the organism level with mechanisms influencing such behaviour. Our
major current interaction systems are: figs and fig wasps, ant–plant
mutualisms, fungus-growing termites and pollination systems in the
Western Ghats. We are engaged in fundamental research which can
have valuable practical applications.