Jim’s research focuses on visual ecology, predator-prey dynamics, and the behavioural ecology of amphibians. Much of this work concerns how animal behaviour and evolution responds to multiple selection pressures.
What I am fascinated by is why animals do the things they do. This means I study animal behaviour, and the ecological and evolutionary forces that underpin the amazing variation we see in the natural world.
After realizing his lack of talent in soccer, Raul began to explore how individual variation arises in nature and how it affects the structure and functioning of populations, communities, and ecological interactions.
Grant's work explores the mechanistic underpinning and functional consequences of collective behavior in ants. He is currently researching the synchronization of worker activity and polydomy (where one colony lives in multiple nests at once).