Predator behaviour was the focus of Christos’s PhD and remains a big part of the group’s interests. Aspects of predator behaviour that we’re interested in are those that affect social behaviour in prey, and also some other traits like how cryptic prey are.

The experimental approaches taken at Leeds with real prey like Daphnia and bloodworms were advanced massively when virtual prey in Princeton were developed (see video).

Collaborators:

Dr. Colin Tosh, Newcastle University

Dr. Vishu Guttal, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalor

 

Here’s a video explaining our 2012 Science paper:

 

Here’s the video abstract from a Current Biology paper I was involved with a few years back: