School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room G15 Cooperage Building
North Mall Campus
University College Cork
Camille obtained her BSc Environmental Biology, at McGill University (Canada), and her PhD from the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK). During her PhD, she worked on teaching behaviour and social learning in primates and birds, and conducted field work in Brazil. From 2016 to 2018 she worked as a research assistant at different institutions in the UK, looking at social behaviour, cognition, and nest building. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at UCC working on the evolution of cognition in great tits.
Camille is a behavioural ecologist interested in cognition, social behaviour, and the interaction of the two. Her doctoral work focused on potential cases of teaching behaviour, to investigate whether adults modified their behaviour in the presence of juveniles and whether juveniles learned from those modified behaviour. While working on social learning, she also developed a keen interest in the effects that early life experience have on the development of juveniles. She uses both field and lab work to investigate factors influencing social learning and cognitive skills. As a postdoc working with Prof. John Quinn, her work will focus on individual variation of cognition in wild great tits.
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- Troisi CA, Hoppitt WJE, Ruiz-Miranda CR, Laland KN. 2018. Food-Offering Calls in Wild Golden Lion Tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia): Evidence for Teaching Behavior? International Journal of Primatology. 39(6), 1105-1123. doi: 1007/s10764-018-0069-z
- Data and Code available on OSF: https://osf.io/syexm
- News coverage by The National: Scots scientists lead breakthrough on endangered monkey