Renee M. Borges
My lab is interested in
the evolutionary ecology of species interactions.
We investigate the sensory biology of these interactions, especially their chemical and visual ecology. We integrate behavioural ecology at the organism level with mechanisms influencing such behaviour.
Our major current interaction systems are: figs and fig wasps, ant–plant mutualisms, fungus-growing termites and pollination systems in the Western Ghats.
We are engaged in fundamental research which can have valuable practical applications.