Alba Motes Rodrigo

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in the Evolutionary Genetics and Ecology of Social Life Group. My research focuses on linking individual and group level processes in social species. Currently I am investigating social diffusion processes (epidemics and information flow) in a variety of ant species using automated data collection methods and social network analysis. During my PhD, I was part of the ERC STONECULT project where I conducted cognitive experiments with great apes on stone knapping acquisition to recostruct how early hominins acquired their technological repertoires and cultures. Previously, I studied song acquisition and learning in norwegian pied flycatchers, tool-excavating behaviour in chimpanzees and primate laterality.