Plenary Lecture 2:
"Collective action at the cognition- culture interface"
Dora Biro (University of Oxford)
Dora Biro's research interests concern the mechanisms and consequences of social living and social organisation in animals. She works with two very different study systems, examining group decision-making and social learning in the context of navigation by homing pigeons, and the emergence and maintenance of culture among wild chimpanzees. The aim of this work is to understand, through a combination of empirical and mathematical modelling approaches, how social collectives are shaped by the individuals of which they are composed.