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Lab ImageJames C. Nieh

University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0116
La Jolla, CA 92093-0116

858 822 5010

Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, Other, thermal imaging, bioacoustics, laser vibrometry
Research Description: The social corbiculate bees (honey bees, stingless bees, and bumble bees) contain some of the most important, diverse, and geographically widespread insect pollinators. They are also a fascinating group in which to study social behavior and communication from an ultimate evolutionary perspective and in terms of proximate questions about the genetic and neural control of social behaviors. My research focuses on the evolution and sensory physiology of communication in social bees, examining the selective pressures that may have shaped such communication and how information is actually transferred through different sensory modalities.
Lab Web Page: http://biology.ucsd.edu/labs/nieh/index.html
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: YES
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