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Food exploitation by social insects : ecological, behavioral, and theoretical approaches

Author: Stefan Jarau; Michael Hrncir
Publisher: Boca Raton (Fla.) : CRC Press, cop. 2009.
Series: Contemporary topics in entomology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents information on foraging ecology, individual search and social recruitment behaviors, and theoretical models of foraging and food exploitation among ants, bees, and wasps alike. This work  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Jarau; Michael Hrncir
ISBN: 9781420075601 1420075608
OCLC Number: 690804131
Description: 1 vol. (348 p.-[4] p. de pl. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Measuring the adaptiveness of social insect foraging strategies : an empirical approach / Nigel E. Raine and Lars Chittka --
Social cues and adaptive foraging strategies in ants / Claire Detrain and Jean-Louis Deneubourg --
Individual and social foraging in social wasps / Robert L. Jeanne and Benjamin J. Taylor --
Season-dependent foraging patterns : case study of a neotropical forest-dwelling ant (Pachycondyla striata; Ponerinae) / Flávia N.S. Medeiros and Paulo S. Oliveira --
Foraging range and the spatial distribution of worker bumble bees / Dave Goulson and Juliet L. Osborne --
How to tell your mates : costs and benefits of different recruitment mechanisms / Madeleine Beekman and Audrey Dussutour --
Social information use in foraging insects / Ellouise Leadbeater and Lars Chittka --
Local enhancement, local inhibition, eavesdropping, and the parasitism of social insect communication / E. Judith Slaa and William O.H. Hughes --
The role of scents in honey bee foraging and recruitment / Judith Reinhard and Mandyam V. Srinivasan --
Trophallaxis : a mechanism of information transfer / Walter M. Farina and Christoph Grüter --
Mobilizing the foraging force : mechanical signals in stingless bee recruitment / Michael Hrncir --
Chemical communication during food exploitation in stingless bees / Stefan Jarau --
The use of scent marks by foraging bumble bees / Dave Goulson --
Information transfer and the organization of foraging in grass- and leaf-cutting ants / Flavio Roces and Martin Bollazzi --
An evolutionary simulation of the origin of pheromone communication / Yoshiyuki Nakamichi and Takaya Arita --
Mathematical and neural network models of medium-range navigation during social insect foraging / Allen Cheung --
Social insects and the exploitation of food sources : concluding thoughts / Stefan Jarau and Michael Hrncir.
Series Title: Contemporary topics in entomology series.
Responsibility: edited by Stefan Jarau, Michael Hrncir.
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