Social Evolution In Ants

Author: Andrew F. G. Bourke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691044260
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This text presents an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge about social evolution in ants and shows how studies on ants have contributed to an understanding of many fundamental topics in behavioural ecology and evolutionary ...

Comparative Social Evolution

Author: Dustin R. Rubenstein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108132634
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In establishing a single framework for a common, trait-based approach towards social synthesis, this volume will enable graduate students and investigators new to the field to systematically compare taxonomic groups and reinvigorate ...

The Social Insects

Author: William Morton Wheeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317230256
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Originally published in 1928, this volume, by a world authority on the subject, sums up our knowledge of the social insects. It inquires what are the social insects and what it is that makes us call them ‘social’.

The Ecology And Evolution Of Ant Plant Interactions

Author: Victor Rico-Gray
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226713474
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They are so abundant that approximately 8 million individuals live underground
in one hectare of Amazonian rain forest (Hölldobler and Wilson 1990), and ants
are estimated to represent 10% to 15% of the entire animal bio- mass in many ...
Moreover, the evolution of mutualisms is positively associated with the richness
of social behavior in species such as ants (Beattie 1985), so that (1) mutualisms
should be more common among the more social species within a taxon, and (2)
the ...

Advances In Myrmecology

Author: James C. Trager
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9780916846381
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Social. Evolution. in. Ants. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Jae C. Choe In eusocial
Hymenoptera, workers are more closely related to their sons than to their
brothers, whereas their mother, the queen is more closely related to their brothers
than to their sons. Hence, kin selection theory (Hamilton 1964a, b) predicts that
workers will be selected to raise sons rather than brothers and the worker-queen
conflict over the production of males is inevitable. West-Eberhard (1981)
hypothesized that ...


Author: Charlotte Sleigh
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894813
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S. A. Handford (Harmondsworth, 1964) Bolton, Barry, Identification Guide to the
Ant Genera of the World (Cambridge, MA, 1994) –––, A New General Catalogue
of Ants of the World (Cambridge, MA, 1995) Bourke, Andrew F. G. and Nigel
Franks, Social Evolution in Ants (Princeton, 1995) Byatt, A. S., Angels and Insects
(London, 1995) Chauvin, Rémy, The World of Ants: A ScienceFiction Universe,
trans. George Ordish (London 1970) Fabre, J. H., Souvenirs Entomologiques:
Etudes sur ...

Ecology Of Social Evolution

Author: Judith Korb
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540759573
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Jürgen Heinze Abstract The close kinship between helping workers and their
sexual sisters in haplodiploid Hymenoptera is thought to have favored the
evolution of sterile worker castes and altruistic behavior in ants, bees, and wasps.
Much research has therefore concentrated on elucidating the genetic structure of
Hymenopteran societies. However, variation in kinship appears to be surprisingly
unimportant in shaping some of the details of the social structure of insect

A Field Guide To The Ants Of New England

Author: Aaron M. Ellison
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300169302
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Eusociality—The Pinnacle ofSocial Evolution Scientists distinguish ants from
other insects by their unique morphology. But probably the most important event
for ants in their nearly I so-millionyear history was the evolution of their complex
social behavior. Along with humans, other mammals, and some colonial
invertebrates, ants (and the other social insects) represent one of the pinnacles of
social evolution. Ants are “eusocial” (truly social); there is a reproductive division
of labor, with ...