Mike Breed, Environmental, Population,and Organismic Biology University of Colorado

Dr. Breed's research interest is in how individuals communicate and perceive their colony membership. His work on nestmate recognition over the past 20 + years has shown how complex olfactory cues are derived from many intrinsic and extrinsic factors and used by social insects to accept or reject nestmates or intruders. Making the correct decisions at the colony entrance are of paramount importance for the evolution of social organization.

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Homepage: http://spot.colorado.edu/~breed/

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