Clare Rittschof

Clare Rittschof

Assistant Professor
Phone (859) 218-3343
Fax (859) 323-1120
Laboratory website

Department of Entomology
S-307C Ag Science Ctr N
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Animal Behavior
Pollinator Biology


BA Cornell University 2006 (Neurobiology and Behavior)
PhD University of Florida 2011 (Zoology)

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the evolutionary consequences and mechanistic underpinnings of behavioral plasticity, particularly in the context of social interactions. I have addressed this topic to-date with studies of alternative reproductive strategies and tactics in the spider Nephila clavipes, and more recently in the context of socially-induced variation in aggression in the honey bee. My research combines perspectives from behavioral ecology, behavioral genomics, and neuroscience.