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Professor Natalie Hempel de Ibarra

Professor Natalie Hempel de Ibarra

Associate Professor of Neuroethology

 4610

 Washington Singer 119

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Office hours Term 1 2019/20: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 and 15:30-16:30

Overview

Deputy Director of Research, Psychology

 

ORCID: 0000-0002-0859-8217

Qualifications

PhD in Natural Sciences (Berlin)

Career

Current:             Associate Professor (E&R), Psychology, University of Exeter

2014-18:            Lead of the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB), University of Exeter

2013/14:            Visiting Professor, School of Advanced Sciences, The Graduate University for

                          Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan

2011-18:            Senior Lecturer (E&R), Psychology, University of Exeter

2007-10:            Lecturer (E&R), School of Psychology, University of Exeter

2005-06:            Researcher, School of Life Sciences/CCNR, University of Sussex

2000-04, 06/07: Associate Lecturer (E&R), Institute of Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Research group links

Research

Research interests

  • Animal vision
  • Learning and memory
  • Active sensing
  • Sensory ecology / Neuroecology

Funding: BBSRC, Leverhulme Trust, NERC, UKIERI, Royal Society

Research projects

Research in my group focusses on social insects, bees and ants, investigating how sensory information is processed and used in the context of foraging activities, spatial orientation and navigation.

We ask how bees learn complex sensory information that is available in their natural environment, such as colours, pattern and odours of flower displays, how they use sensory information to locate and choose individual flowers and flower patches. Our work also aims to provide evidence for pollinator-driven selection in the evolution of floral signals through understanding functions and mechanisms of perceptual processes in bees and other pollinators. Behavioural data are collected in both field and lab studies. Spectral data are obtained from photospectrometry and multi-spectral imaging of flower displays and modelled for the various visual systems of the signal receivers.

Our main model species are the European honeybees and Buff-tailed bumblebee. Recently we started new collaborations to investigate the behaviour and ecology of tropical bees in South India.

We also study the acquisition of sensory information during learning flights that bees perform when they depart from the nest. These flights have a very elaborate structure which allows them to actively select and obtain visual information for guidance during their return to the nest.

 

Video abstract / selected media coverage

"You're a bee. This is what it feels like." By J. Klein (NY Times) www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/02/science/bees-pollen-senses.html - Nicholls & Hempel de Ibarra (2017) Funct Ecol also covered by Science Daily, Phys.Org, The Sun, Sciences et Avenir

Navigation and spatial learning:  CBC (Canada) Documentary by B. Mohun (2013) - Birds do it, bees do it and yes, we do it too   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdwesjObu8

Learning flights in bumblebees (Riabinina et al. 2014 J Exp Biol)  Video

Learning flights in male bumblebees (Robert et al. 2017 J Exp Biol)  - covered by                

ITV, Science Daily, Phys Org, Express

Temperature patterns in flowers (Harrap et al. 2017) - covered by Science Daily, Daily Mail

Magpies do not like shiny objects (Shephard et al. 2015) - covered by BBC News, Guardian, Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Times, Audubon Magazin, Washington Post, Tagesspiegel, Bild der Wissenschaft, Stern

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Nicholls E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2017). Assessment of pollen rewards by foraging bees. Functional Ecology, 31(1), 76-87. Abstract.  Full text.
Robert T, Frasnelli E, Collett TS, Hempel de Ibarra N (2017). Male bumblebees perform learning flights on leaving a flower but not when leaving their nest. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 930-937. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Langridge K, Vorobyev M (2015). More than colour attraction: behavioural functions of flower patterns. Current opinion in insect science Abstract.  Full text.
Riabinina O, Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Collett TS (2014). Head movements and the optic flow generated during the learning flights of bumblebees. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 2633-2642. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M, Menzel R (2014). Mechanisms, functions and ecology of colour vision in the honeybee. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, 200, 411-433. Abstract.  Full text.
Davies TW, Bennie J, Inger R, Hempel de Ibarra N, Gaston KJ (2013). Artificial light pollution: are shifting spectral signatures changing the balance of species interactions?. Glob Chang Biol Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Langridge KV, Wilke C, Riabinina O, Vorobyev M, Hempel de Ibarra N (In Press). Approach direction prior to landing explains patterns of colour learning in bees. bioRxiv
Nicholls E, Krishna S, Wright O, Stabler D, Krefft A, Somanathan H, Hempel de Ibarra N (2019). A matter of taste: the adverse effect of pollen compounds on the pre-ingestive gustatory experience of sugar solutions for honeybees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 205(3), 333-333. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Somanathan H (2019). How are pollinators guided by colourful floral structures? a commentary on: ‘The role of pollinator preference in the maintenance of pollen colour variation’. Annals of Botany, 123(6), iv-vi. Abstract.
Chow PKY, Lea S, Hempel de Ibarra N, Robert T (2019). Inhibitory control and memory in the search process for a modified problem in grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis. Animal Cognition, 22(5), 645-655. Abstract.  Full text.
Balamurali GS, Nicholls E, Somanathan H, Hempel de Ibarra N (2018). A comparative analysis of colour preferences in temperate and tropical social bees. Naturwissenschaften, 105, 8-8. Abstract.  Full text.
Harrap MJM, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney HM, Rands SA (2018). Reporting of thermography parameters in biology: a systematic review of thermal imaging literature. Royal Society Open Science, 5, 181281-181281. Abstract.  Full text.
Frasnelli E, Hempel de Ibarra N, Stewart FJ (2018). The Dominant Role of Visual Motion Cues in Bumblebee Flight Control Revealed Through Virtual Reality. Front Physiol, 9 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Linander N, Dacke M, Baird E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2018). The role of spatial texture in visual control of bumblebee learning flights. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 204, 737-745. Full text.
Robert T, Frasnelli E, Hempel de Ibarra N, Collett TS (2018). Variations on a theme: Bumblebee learning flights from the nest and from. flowers. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(4), jeb172601 (1-15). Abstract.  Full text.
Nicholls E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2017). Assessment of pollen rewards by foraging bees. Functional Ecology, 31(1), 76-87. Abstract.  Full text.
Chow PKY, Lea SEG, Hempel de Ibarra N, Robert T (2017). How to stay perfect: the role of memory and behavioural traits in an experienced problem and a similar problem. Animal Cognition Abstract.  Full text.
Robert T, Frasnelli E, Collett TS, Hempel de Ibarra N (2017). Male bumblebees perform learning flights on leaving a flower but not when leaving their nest. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 930-937. Abstract.  Full text.
Harrap M, Rands S, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney H (2017). The diversity of floral temperature patterns, and their use by pollinators. eLife, 6 Abstract.  Full text.
Collett TS, Philippides A, Hempel de Ibarra N (2016). Insect Navigation: How Do Wasps Get Home?. Curr Biol, 26(4), R166-R168. Abstract.  Author URL.
Shephard TV, Lea SEG, Hempel de Ibarra N (2015). 'The thieving magpie'? No evidence for attraction to shiny objects. Anim Cogn, 18(1), 393-397. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nicholls EK, Ehrendreich D, Hempel de Ibarra N (2015). Differences in color learning between pollen- and sucrose-rewarded bees. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 8(4), 1-4. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Langridge K, Vorobyev M (2015). More than colour attraction: behavioural functions of flower patterns. Current opinion in insect science Abstract.  Full text.
Balamurali GS, Somanathan H, Hempel de Ibarra N (2015). Motion cues improve the performance of harnessed bees in a colour learning task. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 201(5), 505-511. Abstract.
Nicholls E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2014). Bees associate colour cues with differences in pollen rewards. J Exp Biol, 217, 2783-2788. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Riabinina O, Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Collett TS (2014). Head movements and the optic flow generated during the learning flights of bumblebees. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 2633-2642. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M, Menzel R (2014). Mechanisms, functions and ecology of colour vision in the honeybee. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, 200, 411-433. Abstract.  Full text.
Davies TW, Bennie J, Inger R, Hempel de Ibarra N, Gaston KJ (2013). Artificial light pollution: are shifting spectral signatures changing the balance of species interactions?. Glob Chang Biol Abstract.  Author URL.
Philippides A, Hempel de Ibarra N, Riabinina O, Collett TS (2013). Bumblebee calligraphy: the design and control of flight motifs in the learning and return flights of Bombus terrestris. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, 1093-1104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leboulle G, Niggebrügge C, Roessler R, Briscoe AD, Menzel R, Hempel de Ibarra N (2013). Characterisation of the RNA interference response against the long-wavelength receptor of the honeybee. Insect Biochem Mol Biol, 43(10), 959-969. Abstract.  Author URL.
Collett TS, Hempel de Ibarra N, Riabinina O, Philippides A (2013). Coordinating compass-based and nest-based flight directions during bumblebee learning and return flights. J Exp Biol, 216(Pt 6), 1105-1113. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nicholls EK, Hempel de Ibarra N (2013). Pollen elicits proboscis extension but does not reinforce PER learning in honeybees. Insects, 4(4), 542-557. Abstract.
Cresswell JE, Page CJ, Uygun MB, Holmbergh M, Li Y, Wheeler JG, Laycock I, Pook CJ, Hempel de Ibarra N, Smirnoff N, et al (2012). Differential sensitivity of honey bees and bumble bees to a dietary insecticide (imidacloprid). Zoology, 15, 365-371. Abstract.
Linander N, Hempel de Ibarra N, Laska M (2012). Olfactory detectability of L-amino acids in the European honeybee (Apis mellifera). Chem Senses, 37(7), 631-638. Abstract.  Author URL.
Riabinina O, Hempel de Ibarra N, Howard L, Collett TS (2011). Do wood ants learn sequences of visual stimuli?. J Exp Biol(214), 2739-2748. Abstract.
Maloney LT, Hempel de Ibarra N (2010). Blackawton bees: commentary on Blackawton, P. S. et al. Biol Lett Abstract.
Niggebrügge C, Leboulle G, Menzel R, Komischke B, Hempel de Ibarra N (2009). Fast learning but coarse discrimination of colours in restrained honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(9), 1344-1350. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M (2009). Flower patterns are adapted for detection by bees. J Comp Physiol a Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol, 195(3), 319-323. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arnon R, Keasar T, Hempel de Ibarra N, Cohen D, Shmida A (2009). Learning of colored targets with vertical and horizontal components by bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.). ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES, 57(3), 193-201. Author URL.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Riabinina O, Collett TS (2009). Preferred viewing directions of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) when learning and approaching their nest site. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212, 3193-3204. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Riabinina O, Collett TS (2009). Preferred viewing directions of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) when learning and approaching their nest site (vol 212, pg 3193, 2009). J EXP BIOL, 212(22), 3769-3769.
Baddeley B, Philippides A, Graham P, de Ibarra NH, Collett T, Husbands P (2009). What can be learnt from analysing insect orientation flights using probabilistic SLAM?. Biol Cybern, 101(3), 169-182. Abstract.  Author URL.
Krofczik S, Khojasteh, U. Hempel de Ibarra N, Menzel R (2008). Adaptation of microglomerular complexes in the honeybee mushroom body lip to manipulations of behavioral maturation and sensory experience. Developmental Neurobiology, 68(8), 1007-1017. Abstract.
Wertlen AM, Niggebrügge, C. Vorobyev, M. Hempel de Ibarra N (2008). Detection of patches of coloured disks by bees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, 2101-2104. Abstract.
Benitez-Veiyra S, Hempel de Ibarra N, Wertlen AM, Cocucci AA (2007). How to look like a mallow: evidence of floral mimicry between Turneraceae and Malvaceae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 274(1623), 2239-2248. Abstract.
Brembs B, Hempel de Ibarra N (2006). Different parameters support generalization and discrimination learning in Drosophila at the flight simulator. Learning & Memory, 13(5), 629-637.
Collett TS, Graham P, Harris RA, Hempel de Ibarra N (2006). Navigational memories in ants and bees: Memory retrieval when selecting and following routes. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 36, 123-172.
Harris RA, Hempel de Ibarra N, Graham P, Collett TS (2005). Ant navigation: Priming of visual route memories. Nature, 438(7066).
Rodriguez I, Gumbert A, Hempel de Ibarra N, Kunze J, Giurfa M (2004). Symmetry is on the eye of the ‘beeholder’: Innate preference for bilateral symmetry in flower-naïve bumblebees. Naturwissenschaften, 91, 374-377.
Niggebrügge C, Hempel de Ibarra N (2003). Colour-dependent target. detection by bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, A, 189, 915-918.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Giurfa M (2003). Discrimination of closed coloured shapes by honeybees requires only contrast to the long wavelength receptor type. Animal Behaviour, 66(5), 903-910.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Giurfa M, Vorobyev M (2002). Discrimination of coloured patterns by honeybees through chromatic and achromatic cues. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, 188(7), 503-512. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vorobyev M, Marshall J, Osorio D, Hempel de Ibarra N, Menzel R (2001). Colourful objects through animal eyes. Color Research and Application, 26, S214-S217. Abstract.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Giurfa M, Vorobyev M (2001). Detection of coloured pattern by honeybees through chromatic and achromatic cues. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 187, 215-224.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M, Brandt R, Giurfa M (2000). Detection of dim and bright colours by honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 203, 3289-3298.
Vorobyev M, Hempel de Ibarra N, Brandt R, Giurfa M (1999). Do “white” and “green” look the same to a bee?. Naturwissenschaften, 86, 592-594.

Chapters

Vorobyev M, Hempel de Ibarra N (2012). Honey bee vision in relation to flower patterns. In Galizia G, Eisenhardt D, Giurfa, M (Eds.) Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior, Heidelberg: Springer, 285-301.  Abstract.
Hempel de Ibarra N (2008). Colour vision in honeybees: behaviour, neural mechanisms and ecology. In  (Ed) Insect Mimetics, Tokyo, Japan: NTS Inc. 294-304.

Publications by year


In Press

Langridge KV, Wilke C, Riabinina O, Vorobyev M, Hempel de Ibarra N (In Press). Approach direction prior to landing explains patterns of colour learning in bees. bioRxiv

2019

Nicholls E, Krishna S, Wright O, Stabler D, Krefft A, Somanathan H, Hempel de Ibarra N (2019). A matter of taste: the adverse effect of pollen compounds on the pre-ingestive gustatory experience of sugar solutions for honeybees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 205(3), 333-333. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Somanathan H (2019). How are pollinators guided by colourful floral structures? a commentary on: ‘The role of pollinator preference in the maintenance of pollen colour variation’. Annals of Botany, 123(6), iv-vi. Abstract.
Chow PKY, Lea S, Hempel de Ibarra N, Robert T (2019). Inhibitory control and memory in the search process for a modified problem in grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis. Animal Cognition, 22(5), 645-655. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Balamurali GS, Nicholls E, Somanathan H, Hempel de Ibarra N (2018). A comparative analysis of colour preferences in temperate and tropical social bees. Naturwissenschaften, 105, 8-8. Abstract.  Full text.
Harrap MJM, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney HM, Rands SA (2018). Reporting of thermography parameters in biology: a systematic review of thermal imaging literature. Royal Society Open Science, 5, 181281-181281. Abstract.  Full text.
Frasnelli E, Hempel de Ibarra N, Stewart FJ (2018). The Dominant Role of Visual Motion Cues in Bumblebee Flight Control Revealed Through Virtual Reality. Front Physiol, 9 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Potts R, Clarke RM, Oldfield SE, Wood LK, Hempel de Ibarra N, Cresswell JE (2018). The effect of dietary neonicotinoid pesticides on non-flight thermogenesis in worker bumble bees (Bombus terrestris). Journal of Insect Physiology, 104, 33-39. Abstract.  Full text.
Linander N, Dacke M, Baird E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2018). The role of spatial texture in visual control of bumblebee learning flights. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 204, 737-745. Full text.
Robert T, Frasnelli E, Hempel de Ibarra N, Collett TS (2018). Variations on a theme: Bumblebee learning flights from the nest and from. flowers. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(4), jeb172601 (1-15). Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Nicholls E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2017). Assessment of pollen rewards by foraging bees. Functional Ecology, 31(1), 76-87. Abstract.  Full text.
Chow PKY, Lea SEG, Hempel de Ibarra N, Robert T (2017). How to stay perfect: the role of memory and behavioural traits in an experienced problem and a similar problem. Animal Cognition Abstract.  Full text.
Robert T, Frasnelli E, Collett TS, Hempel de Ibarra N (2017). Male bumblebees perform learning flights on leaving a flower but not when leaving their nest. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 930-937. Abstract.  Full text.
Harrap M, Rands S, Hempel de Ibarra N, Whitney H (2017). The diversity of floral temperature patterns, and their use by pollinators. eLife, 6 Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Collett TS, Philippides A, Hempel de Ibarra N (2016). Insect Navigation: How Do Wasps Get Home?. Curr Biol, 26(4), R166-R168. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Shephard TV, Lea SEG, Hempel de Ibarra N (2015). 'The thieving magpie'? No evidence for attraction to shiny objects. Anim Cogn, 18(1), 393-397. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nicholls EK, Ehrendreich D, Hempel de Ibarra N (2015). Differences in color learning between pollen- and sucrose-rewarded bees. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 8(4), 1-4. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Langridge K, Vorobyev M (2015). More than colour attraction: behavioural functions of flower patterns. Current opinion in insect science Abstract.  Full text.
Balamurali GS, Somanathan H, Hempel de Ibarra N (2015). Motion cues improve the performance of harnessed bees in a colour learning task. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 201(5), 505-511. Abstract.

2014

Nicholls E, Hempel de Ibarra N (2014). Bees associate colour cues with differences in pollen rewards. J Exp Biol, 217, 2783-2788. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Riabinina O, Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Collett TS (2014). Head movements and the optic flow generated during the learning flights of bumblebees. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 2633-2642. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M, Menzel R (2014). Mechanisms, functions and ecology of colour vision in the honeybee. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, 200, 411-433. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Davies TW, Bennie J, Inger R, Hempel de Ibarra N, Gaston KJ (2013). Artificial light pollution: are shifting spectral signatures changing the balance of species interactions?. Glob Chang Biol Abstract.  Author URL.
Philippides A, Hempel de Ibarra N, Riabinina O, Collett TS (2013). Bumblebee calligraphy: the design and control of flight motifs in the learning and return flights of Bombus terrestris. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, 1093-1104. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leboulle G, Niggebrügge C, Roessler R, Briscoe AD, Menzel R, Hempel de Ibarra N (2013). Characterisation of the RNA interference response against the long-wavelength receptor of the honeybee. Insect Biochem Mol Biol, 43(10), 959-969. Abstract.  Author URL.
Collett TS, Hempel de Ibarra N, Riabinina O, Philippides A (2013). Coordinating compass-based and nest-based flight directions during bumblebee learning and return flights. J Exp Biol, 216(Pt 6), 1105-1113. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nicholls EK, Hempel de Ibarra N (2013). Pollen elicits proboscis extension but does not reinforce PER learning in honeybees. Insects, 4(4), 542-557. Abstract.

2012

Cresswell JE, Page CJ, Uygun MB, Holmbergh M, Li Y, Wheeler JG, Laycock I, Pook CJ, Hempel de Ibarra N, Smirnoff N, et al (2012). Differential sensitivity of honey bees and bumble bees to a dietary insecticide (imidacloprid). Zoology, 15, 365-371. Abstract.
Vorobyev M, Hempel de Ibarra N (2012). Honey bee vision in relation to flower patterns. In Galizia G, Eisenhardt D, Giurfa, M (Eds.) Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior, Heidelberg: Springer, 285-301.  Abstract.
Linander N, Hempel de Ibarra N, Laska M (2012). Olfactory detectability of L-amino acids in the European honeybee (Apis mellifera). Chem Senses, 37(7), 631-638. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Riabinina O, Hempel de Ibarra N, Howard L, Collett TS (2011). Do wood ants learn sequences of visual stimuli?. J Exp Biol(214), 2739-2748. Abstract.

2010

Maloney LT, Hempel de Ibarra N (2010). Blackawton bees: commentary on Blackawton, P. S. et al. Biol Lett Abstract.

2009

Niggebrügge C, Leboulle G, Menzel R, Komischke B, Hempel de Ibarra N (2009). Fast learning but coarse discrimination of colours in restrained honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(9), 1344-1350. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M (2009). Flower patterns are adapted for detection by bees. J Comp Physiol a Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol, 195(3), 319-323. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arnon R, Keasar T, Hempel de Ibarra N, Cohen D, Shmida A (2009). Learning of colored targets with vertical and horizontal components by bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.). ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES, 57(3), 193-201. Author URL.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Riabinina O, Collett TS (2009). Preferred viewing directions of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) when learning and approaching their nest site. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212, 3193-3204. Abstract.  Full text.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Philippides A, Riabinina O, Collett TS (2009). Preferred viewing directions of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) when learning and approaching their nest site (vol 212, pg 3193, 2009). J EXP BIOL, 212(22), 3769-3769.
Baddeley B, Philippides A, Graham P, de Ibarra NH, Collett T, Husbands P (2009). What can be learnt from analysing insect orientation flights using probabilistic SLAM?. Biol Cybern, 101(3), 169-182. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Krofczik S, Khojasteh, U. Hempel de Ibarra N, Menzel R (2008). Adaptation of microglomerular complexes in the honeybee mushroom body lip to manipulations of behavioral maturation and sensory experience. Developmental Neurobiology, 68(8), 1007-1017. Abstract.
Hempel de Ibarra N (2008). Colour vision in honeybees: behaviour, neural mechanisms and ecology. In  (Ed) Insect Mimetics, Tokyo, Japan: NTS Inc. 294-304.
Wertlen AM, Niggebrügge, C. Vorobyev, M. Hempel de Ibarra N (2008). Detection of patches of coloured disks by bees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211, 2101-2104. Abstract.

2007

Benitez-Veiyra S, Hempel de Ibarra N, Wertlen AM, Cocucci AA (2007). How to look like a mallow: evidence of floral mimicry between Turneraceae and Malvaceae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, 274(1623), 2239-2248. Abstract.

2006

Brembs B, Hempel de Ibarra N (2006). Different parameters support generalization and discrimination learning in Drosophila at the flight simulator. Learning & Memory, 13(5), 629-637.
Collett TS, Graham P, Harris RA, Hempel de Ibarra N (2006). Navigational memories in ants and bees: Memory retrieval when selecting and following routes. Advances in the Study of Behavior, 36, 123-172.

2005

Harris RA, Hempel de Ibarra N, Graham P, Collett TS (2005). Ant navigation: Priming of visual route memories. Nature, 438(7066).

2004

Rodriguez I, Gumbert A, Hempel de Ibarra N, Kunze J, Giurfa M (2004). Symmetry is on the eye of the ‘beeholder’: Innate preference for bilateral symmetry in flower-naïve bumblebees. Naturwissenschaften, 91, 374-377.

2003

Niggebrügge C, Hempel de Ibarra N (2003). Colour-dependent target. detection by bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, A, 189, 915-918.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Giurfa M (2003). Discrimination of closed coloured shapes by honeybees requires only contrast to the long wavelength receptor type. Animal Behaviour, 66(5), 903-910.

2002

Hempel de Ibarra N, Giurfa M, Vorobyev M (2002). Discrimination of coloured patterns by honeybees through chromatic and achromatic cues. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, 188(7), 503-512. Abstract.  Author URL.

2001

Vorobyev M, Marshall J, Osorio D, Hempel de Ibarra N, Menzel R (2001). Colourful objects through animal eyes. Color Research and Application, 26, S214-S217. Abstract.
Hempel de Ibarra N, Giurfa M, Vorobyev M (2001). Detection of coloured pattern by honeybees through chromatic and achromatic cues. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 187, 215-224.

2000

Hempel de Ibarra N, Vorobyev M, Brandt R, Giurfa M (2000). Detection of dim and bright colours by honeybees. Journal of Experimental Biology, 203, 3289-3298.

1999

Vorobyev M, Hempel de Ibarra N, Brandt R, Giurfa M (1999). Do “white” and “green” look the same to a bee?. Naturwissenschaften, 86, 592-594.

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Research project supervision

PSY3401 Psychology Research Project (BSc Psychology)

PSYM210 Research Apprehenticeship (MSc Animal Behaviour)

 

BSc Psychology

PSY3431 Comparative Approaches in the Study of Brain and Behaviour (convenor, final-year seminar)

PSY3423 Evolution of Social Behaviour and Organisation

PSY1202  Introduction to Biological Psychology (co-convenor, Foundations of Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception)

 

MSc Animal Behaviour

PSYM205 Advances and Methods in Animal Behaviour (co-convenor, Neuroethology and Behavioural Physiology)

PSYM208 Behavioural Science Methods

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Dr Theo Robert

Postgraduate researchers

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