Takao Sasaki

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty

Professional Website


PhD, Arizona State University, 2013

Areas of Expertise
  • Movement Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology/Biogeography
Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, 2016

Glushko Dissertation Prize, 2014

Newton International Fellowshi, 2013

Research Interests
  • Behavioral Ecology
Selected Publications

Sasaki, T. & Pratt, S.C. (2018). Psychology of a superorganism: collective decision-making by insect societies. Annual Review of Entomology, 63:259-275. [pdf]

Sasaki, T. & Biro, D. (2017). Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups. Nature Communications, 8, 15049 [open access][Science] [Telegraph] [Science Daily] [BBC World Service]

Sasaki, T., Granovskiy, B., Mann, R.P., Sumpter, D.J.T., & Pratt, S.C. (2013). A crowd is wise for hard tasks but not for easy ones. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(34), 13769-13773.

Sasaki, T. & Pratt, SC. (2012). Groups have a larger cognitive capacity than individuals. Current Biology 22(19), R827-R829. [pdf] [Science News] [Inside Science] [Onislam] [Science Daily]