Dr Valentin Lecheval

Dr Valentin Lecheval


  • Postdoc rep at the School of Mathematics Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee

Research interests

I am an ethologist and my research lies at the interface of biology, statistical physics and applied mathematics. I use a collection of empirical, statistical and modelling methods to investigate, from lab and field experiments, the mechanisms responsible for the collective behaviours of animals, including insect societies or fish shoals. In particular, I have strong interests in collective motion, i.e. how social groups move together through space in a synchronised and coordinated manner, and collective decision-making, i.e. how groups take optimal decisions and reach a consensus.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>