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Kaitlin Baudier

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus


Kaitlin Baudier is a postdoctoral research associate studying collective behavior in social insects, advised by Ted Pavlic, Jennifer Fewell, and Stephen Pratt. Her research interests include social insect behavior, tropical ecology, and thermal physiology.


2017    PhD, Biological Sciences - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Dissertation: Microhabitat and elevational patterns in thermal tolerance and thermoregulation of Neotropical army ants (Formicidae: Dorylinae)            

2008     BS cum laude, Biological Sciences - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Research Interests

  • Social insect behavior
  • Tropical ecology
  • Thermal physiology

Research Group

Social Insect Research Group

Professional Associations

  • International Union for the Study of Social Insects
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Organization for Tropical Studies