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We are interested in the neural basis of navigation in insects. We document the fine scale navigational behaviours of animals in their natural environment from mudflats, to deserts, to rain forests and to urban landscapes. Towards this, we quantify the navigational challenges faced by animals in their natural environment, the relevant sensory adaptations they have evolved and the neural basis of navigational behaviour.

Our research follows two themes: one, to identify the consequences of miniaturisation and two, to discover the adaptations required for navigating in dim light habitats. Learn more about our research and from our publications.

VL_Myrmecia myrmecia_mini Myrmecia pyriformis: the nocturnal bullant paths ocelli

If you are interested in joining us for a Masters or a Ph.D. program, or as a Postdoctoral fellow, please contact ajay.narendra [AT] mq.edu.au.

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