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Papers on the social lives of spiders, corvids (Corvidae) and hyenas (Hyaenidae) are presented. Reviews on the following topics are included: evolution of cooperative behaviour in animals; sexual selection and social evolution, and their implications for the mating system characteristics of the...

Author(s)
Frank, S. A.
Publisher
Cell Press, Cambridge, USA
Citation
Current Biology, 2007, 17, 16, pp R648-R732
Abstract

Division of labour is one of the most basic and widely studied aspects of colony behaviour in social insects. Studies of division of labour are concerned with the integration of individual worker behaviour into colony level task organization and with the question of how regulation of division of...

Author(s)
Beshers, S. N.; Fewell, J. H.
Publisher
Annual Reviews Inc, Palo Alto, USA
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 2001, 46, pp 413-440
Abstract

Empirical data concerning the occurrence of task partitioning in insect societies is reviewed with the general aim of drawing broad conclusions about its prevalence and diversity. The potential costs and benefits of task partitioning are also considered. The data show that task partitioning occurs...

Author(s)
Ratnieks, F. L. W.; Anderson, C.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1999, 46, 2, pp 95-108
Abstract

Kin selection theory, the relatedness asymmetry hypothesis, and various modifications of these, as they apply to the evolution of social insects are reviewed. The general validity of kin selection theory is affirmed, as well as the theoretical validity of the relatedness asymmetry hypothesis....

Author(s)
Hahn, P. D.
Citation
Sociobiology, 1995, 26, 1, pp 1-32
Abstract

This is a critique of a model of temporal polyethism (TP) put forward by Tofts [Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (1993) 55: 891-918] and Tofts & Franks [Trends in Ecology & Evolution (1992) 10: 346-349] for ants and bees. This 'foraging-for-work' model provides a simple explanation of TP...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.; Page, R. E., Jr.; Huang, Z.-Y.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1994, 48, 2, pp 467-469
Abstract

This book contains abstracts of 540 contributions presented at the conference in the form of plenary lectures, papers given at 22 symposia, open communications or posters. Of these, 82 contributions were on honey bees, Apis spp. (28 papers, 23 open communications, 31 posters), 19 on stingless bees, ...

Publisher
Université Paris-Nord, Villetaneuse, France
Citation
12th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects IUSSI, Paris, Sorbonne, 21-27 August 1994., 1994, pp xxiv + 583 pp.
Abstract

Social vertebrates display faster chromosomal evolution, faster species turnover and higher levels of allelic heterozygosity than nonsocial vertebrates. At least some species also display substantially more genetic differentiation among geographically spaced social groups. The explanation for this...

Author(s)
Wilson, E. O.
Citation
Oikos, 1992, 63, 1, pp 13-18
Abstract

Plasticity in division of labour in insect societies and its regulation are reviewed, with particular reference to eusocial species such as Apis mellifera and Formicidae. After a brief description of the patterns of division of labour, the social and ecological factors that affect division of...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1992, No. 37, pp 637-665
Abstract

In order to understand the conditions favouring the evolution of the non-reproductive caste in social insects, it is necessary to know the life cycle of the non-social ancestors and to specify how the step crossing the boundary to eusociality or semisociality may have taken place. Three major...

Author(s)
Pamilo, P.
Citation
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 1991, 149, 1, pp 75-95
Abstract

An ethological comparison between man and social insects (Formicidae and Apidae) was carried out and behaviour similarities are discussed, including clan formation and labour division; war, slavery and death; language; habitat; use of science; and capacity to survive in any medium.

Author(s)
Fernandéz, L.
Citation
Zapateri, 1991, 1, 1, pp 4-7

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