november, 2018

13nov1:00 pm2:00 pmWhy do females fight?DR Eleanor Bath


Event Details

Research on aggression has traditionally focused on male-male aggression, both in human and non-human animals. However, female-female aggression can have serious impacts on individual survival, reproductive success, and even a species’ ability to adapt to environmental change. My work investigates the relationship between reproduction and female aggression in a variety of insect systems – including stalk-eyed flies, fruit flies, and water striders. In this talk, I focus on how mating makes female fruit flies more aggressive and why that might happen.

Dr Elenor Bath is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford.  Elenor finished her  DPhil in Zoology at Oxford in 2016, where she studied female aggression in stalk-eyed flies and fruit flies. She did  her undergraduate work at the University of New South Wales 2007-2011.

Link to Elenor Bath’s webpage

If you like to meet with Elenor please contact Catherine Sheard.


(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dyer's Brae Seminar Room

Dyers Brae, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Greenside Place, Fife, KY16 9TH, UK


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