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10 - Elizabeth Tibbetts on paper wasps and animal communication

What can paper wasps teach us about animal communication? A lot more than you might think.


Wasps of all varieties are a fixture of summer life across the United States, but the paper wasp stands out for its unique communication skills. Dr. Elizabeth Tibbetts of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts explained more about this interesting insect at the Institute for Social Research in January 2024.


Read more from Dr. Tibbetts on her faculty page and on Google Scholar.


View the presentation on which this episode of The Abstract was based here.


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