Welcome to the Fewell lab!
We study the evolution and ecology of social groups, with emphasis on the social insects. Our central question is that of how social dynamics and selection intersect in the evolution of social organization
Current research projects in the lab include: network analyses of social group function in insect societies and in small teams, such as basketball; the ecology and evolution of cooperation in associations of unrelated ant queens; scaling of social organization with colony size; energetics and ecology of foraging and nutrient flow in ant and honey bee colonies. Read more about these projects in our research section.