Dr Gijsbert Werner
Junior Research Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Gijsbert Werner is a Newton International Fellow at the Department of Zoology.  His research interests lie in the evolution and maintenance of cooperation. He applies economics and evolutionary theory to study cooperative interactions within and between species, including cooperation within species and among humans.

During his tenure as a JRF Gijsbert will develop a large-scale database of insect sociality, mapping this dataset to a massive phylogeny of insects to elucidate large-scale and ancient patterns of eusociality evolution, with a view to establishing the relative importance of potential explanatory factors for the emergence of eusocial societies.