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Organization of insect societies : from genome to sociocomplexity

Author: Jürgen Gadau; Jennifer Fewell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
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In this volume, an international group of scientists has synthesized their collective expertise and insight into a newly unified vision of insect societies and what they can reveal about how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Gadau; Jennifer Fewell
ISBN: 0674031253 9780674031258
OCLC Number: 756491333
Description: x, 617 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: IV. Theoretical Perspectives on Social Organization Introduction by Jennifer Fewell The Dawn of a Golden Age in Mathematical Insect Sociobiology Nigel R. Franks, Anna Dornhaus, James A.ºR. Marshall, and Francois-Xavier Dechaume Moncharmont Positive Feedback, Convergent Collective Patterns, and Social Transitions in Arthropods Raphaël Jeanson and Jean-Louis Deneubourg Division of Labor in the Context of Complexity Jennifer Fewell, Shana K. Schmidt, and Thomas Taylor Insect Societies as Models for Collective Decision-Making Stephen Pratt From Social Behavior to Molecules: Models and Modules in the Middle Gene E. Robinson and Andrew B. Barron Social Insects as Models in Epidemiology: Establishing the Foundation for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Disease and Sociality Nina H. Fefferman and James F.ºA. Traniello Social Insects and the Individuality Thesis: Cohesion and the Colony as a Selectable Individual Andrew Hamilton, Nathan R. Smith, and Matthew H. Haber Social Insects, Evo-Devo, and the Novelty Problem: The Advantage of "Natural Experiments" Sensu Boveri Jürgen Gadau and Manfred Laubichler Index
Responsibility: edited by Jürgen Gadau and Jennifer Fewell ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson

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