Clare Doherty

Ph.D student - Laidre Lab

My research explores when and why animals use social information. In particular I am intrigued by (1) what maintains reliability in signalling systems, (2) how information is transferred throughout a system from individual to collective intelligence and, (3) how these differ across different levels of cognitive or social complexity. I aim to address these questions using a combination of observational studies and experimental manipulations in the wild.


Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, 113E
HB 6044

Selected Publications

  • Doherty CTM, Laidre ME (2020) Evolutionary loss of threat display in more social species: phylogenetic comparisons, natural interactions in the wild, and experiments with models. Behaviour, 157:1025-1058. DOI:10.1163/1568539X-bja10038