Catherine Tait Graduate Assistant




  • BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
  • PhD Ecology, Colorado State University


My research interests are concerned with the evolution and maintenance of variation in cognitive abilities. Current research questions include: 1) the role of ecology in shaping differences in cognitive ability across species, 2) how performance on multiple cognitive tasks varies between individuals and how this variation translates to differences in behavior and life history and 3) how individual differences in cognition affect group level processes. To address these questions, I work with both temperate A. mellifera and tropical A. florea, A. dorsata and A. cerana.