Yonghe Zhou

Email: yonghe.zhou@qmul.ac.uk

Room: 2.16 Fogg Building


Research interests

Effort is always viewed as costs and thought to be aversive, but sometimes it can add to

value. Relevant evidence showing effort is valued has been found across taxa yet not in the bees, one of the most hard-working animals in our mind. Would bees value their effort? Would they prefer the options that require more effort? Which type of effort would they prefer to exert, physical or cognitive? My project is to gather more evidence to answer some basic questions of effort-based decision making in bumblebees.

Educational background

2020-present PhD student at Queen Mary, University of London, UK

2019-2020 Research assistant at Southern Medical University, China

2015-2019 BSc at Southern Medical University, China