Social Evolution In Ants

Author: Andrew F. G. Bourke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691044262
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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: 1107043395
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A comparative view of the major features of animal social life and the evolution of cooperative group living.

Principles Of Social Evolution

Author: Andrew F.G. Bourke
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019923115X
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Investigates and sets out the common principles of social evolution operating across all taxa and levels of biological organisation.

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’.

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 ...

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 ...

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


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 ...

The Genetics Of Social Evolution

Author: Michael D. Breed
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Nonacs, P. 1 988. Queen number in colonies of social Hymenoptera as a kin-
selected adaptation. Evolution 42:566-580. Oster, G. F. and E. O. Wilson. 1978.
Caste and ecology in the social insects. Princeton Univ. Press:Princeton, NJ.
Pamilo, P. 1983. Genetic differentiation within subdivided populations of Formica
ants. Evolution 37:1010-1022. Pamilo, P. and R. Rosengren. 1984. Evolution of
nesting strategies in ants: genetic evidence from different population types of
Formica ants.

Human Social Evolution

Author: Kyle Summers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199339635
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In addition, they have evolved the ability to eliminate the smallcolony vulnerable
stages from their nesting cycle by swarming to found new colonies, and they are
particularly aggressive and feared by humans (and probably other vertebrates).
Army ants, which are nomadic and fearsome even to large vertebrates, also
fission to start new colonies. Fallen tree trunks appear to rank next to soil as
nesting sites meeting the above requirements. Nesting sites that promote
eusociality must ...