Advances in Artificial Life

Advances in Myrmecology, pp. 237–258. Brill Press, Leiden (1988) 5. Robinson, G.E.: Regulation of division of labor in insect societies. Annu. Rev. Entomol.

Author: György Kampis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642213144

Category: Computers

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The two-volume set LNAI 5777 and LNAI 5778 constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th European Conference, ECAl 2009, held in Budapest, Hungary, in September 2009. The 141 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from161 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on evolutionary developmental biology and hardware, evolutionary robotics, protocells and prebiotic chemistry, systems biology, artificial chemistry and neuroscience, group selection, ecosystems and evolution, algorithms and evolutionary computation, philosophy and arts, optimization, action, and agent connectivity, and swarm intelligence.
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Advances in the Study of Behavior

In “Advances in Myrmecology” (J. C. Trager, ed.), pp. 237–258. E. J. Brill Press, Leiden. Calabi, P., and Porter, S. D. (1989). Worker longevity in the ant ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080582818

Category: Psychology

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The Fire Ants

Pages 491–513 in Advances in Myrmecology. J. C. Trager, editor. E. J. Brill, New York. Vander Meer, R. K., and L. Morel. 1995. Ant queens deposit pheromones ...

Author: Walter R. Tschinkel

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674072404

Category: Nature

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In The Fire Ants, Walter Tschinkel provides not just an encyclopedic overview of Solenopsis invicta but a lively account of how research is done, how science establishes facts, and the pleasures and problems of a scientific career. The reader learns much about ants, the practice of science, and humans' role in the fire ant's North American success.
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Ants of North America

Advances in Myrmecology , edited by J. C. Trager . Leiden , The Netherlands : E. J. Brill . 55–78 . Snelling , R. R. ( 1995 ) Systematics of Nearctic ants ...

Author: Brian L. Fisher

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520934555

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically important of insects. This concise, easy-to-use, authoritative identification guide introduces the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the United States and Canada. It features the first illustrated key to North American ant genera, discusses distribution patterns, explores ant ecology and natural history, and includes a list of all currently recognized ant species in this large region. * New keys to the 73 North American ant genera illustrated with 250 line drawings ensure accurate identification * 180 color images show the head and profile of each genus and important species groups * Includes a glossary of important terms
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Carpenter Ants of the United States and Canada

Advances in myrmecology , pp . 79–131 . Leiden : EJ Bril Mackay , W. , and E. Mackay . 2002. The ants of New Merico ( Hymenoptera . Formicidae ) .

Author: Laurel Dianne Hansen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801442621

Category: Nature

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Fire Ants

Pp. 445-64 In Advances in myrmecology, ed. J. C. Trager. New York: E. J. Brill. . 1990. Reproductive strategies of the fire ant.

Author: Stephen Welton Taber

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603447113

Category: Electronic books

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In the early years of the twentieth century, South American fire ants crossed the Caribbean and invaded the shores of the southeastern United States. These imported fire ants quickly found a niche in Gulf Coast fields and lawns, overpowered the native species, and began spreading. In the process they became a notorious pest to some, a beneficial ally to others, and a potential killer to allergy sufferers. As a result, they are among the most intensely studied insects in the world. Near the turn of the millennium the dominant species, the red imported fire ant, finally made its long-feared leap across the hostile western desert into the greener oasis of southern California, where it stood poised to infest the richest agricultural region in the country.In this authoritative book, five economically important species take center stage. These are the red imported fire ant, the black imported fire ant, the tropical fire ant, the southern fire ant, and the golden fire ant. A general introduction and a history of their invasion of North America open the door to additional chapters on natural history, origin and evolution, animals that share the fire ants' nest, the mixed successes of chemical control, and natural enemies and the hopes for biocontrol. Also examined are the pros and cons of fire ants, their medical importance, and suggestions for future research. The appendices list all known fire ant species and explain how to prepare, preserve, and identify every known species occurring in the United States.Well written and enhanced by an extensive glossary, a thorough bibliography of scientific literature, and more than one hundred photos, maps, and drawings, Fire Ants engages and informs both nonprofessionals and specialists.
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Parasites in Social Insects

Advances in Myrmecology, pp.537-545. E.J.Brill, Leiden; (310) Svadzhyan, P.K. and Frolkova, L.V. 1966. Zoologiceskij Zurnal 45: 213-219; (311) Sylvester, ...

Author: Paul Schmid-Hempel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691206851

Category: Science

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This book analyzes for the first time how parasites shape the biology of social insects: the ants, wasps, bees, and termites. Paul Schmid-Hempel provides an overview of the existing knowledge of parasites in social insects. Current ideas are evaluated using a broad database, and the role of parasites for the evolution and maintenance of the social organization and biology of insects is carefully scrutinized. In addition, the author develops new insights, especially in his examination of the intricate relationships between parasites and their social hosts through the rigorous use of evolutionary and ecological concepts. Schmid-Hempel identifies gaps in our knowledge about parasites in social insects and uses models to develop new questions for future research. In addition, issues that are usually considered separately--such as division of labor, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology--are placed in a common framework to analyze two of the most successful adaptations of life: parasitism and sociality. This work will appeal not only to practitioners in the fields of behavioral ecology and sociobiology, but also to others interested in host-parasite relationships or in social organisms, such as apiculturists struggling to overcome the problems arising from mite infestations of honeybee colonies.
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A Bibliography of Ant Systematics

Advances in myrmecology . Leiden : E. J. Brill , xxvii + 551 pp . [ 1988 ] MacKay , W. P. 1989. A new Aphaenogaster ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae ) from ...

Author: Philip S. Ward

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520098145

Category: Science

Page: 417

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This bibliography is a comprehensive compilation of the literature on ant systematics. Covering the period 1758 to 1995, it contains entries for approximately 8,000 publications on the taxonomy, evolution, and comparative biology of ants. Most of the literature citations have been carefully verified and precisely dated. An introductory chapter discusses the problems associated with dating a citation of taxonomic literature. A list of all serials cited (more than 1,300 titles) and their abbreviations accompanies the bibliography.
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Other Animals in Twenty First Century Fiction

Recent advances in myrmecology—the study of ants—have not necessarily produced the conditions for plausible fictive and non-fantastical ants that are also ...

Author: Catherine Parry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319559322

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is about ordinary animals and how they are imagined in twenty-first century fiction. Examining contemporary animal representations and the fraught and potent distinctions humans fashion between themselves and all other animals, it asks how a range of novels make, re-make or un-make traditional conceptions of the creatures we love, admire, eat, vilify and abuse. Other Animals’ detailed readings of horses, an animalised human, a donkey, ants, chickens and chimpanzees develop new critical practices in Literary Animal Studies. They explore the connections between fictional animal representation, narrative form, ethics, and the lives and warm bodies of the real-world creatures that precede and exceed our imagination. Human-animal relationships are conditioned by our imaginative shapings of other animals, and by our sense of distinction from them, and Other Animals opens out how fictional animal forms and tropes respond to, participate in, or challenge the ways animals’ lives are lived out in consequence of human imaginings of them.
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Advances in the Study of Behavior

In ''Advances in Myrmecology'' (J. C. Trager, Ed.), pp. 163–187. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands. Choe, J. C. (1995). Plurimatry: New terminology for ...

Author: Peter J.B. Slater

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080490158

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

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The aim of Advances in the Study of Behavior is to serve scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior, including psychologists, neuroscientists, biologists, ethologists, pharmacologists, endocrinologists, ecologists, and geneticists. Articles in the series present critical reviews of significant research programs with theoretical syntheses, reformulation of persistent problems, and/or highlighting new and exciting research concepts. Volume 34 is purely eclectic and illustrates the breadth of behavior research. Contents include sexual conflict among insects, the evolution of sexual cannibalism, odor processing and activity patterns in honeybees, hormone secretion in vertebrates, bird song organization, food transfer in primates, game theory approaches to mutualism, as well as neural mechanisms of learning and memory and how these change during infant development.
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American Insects

A revision of the Serphidae (Hymenoptera). Mem. American Ent. Institute, No. 32, iv 4 541 pp. Trager, J.C. (ed.) 1988. Advances in Myrmecology.

Author: Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482273892

Category: Nature

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Offering a complete accounting of the insects of North America, this handbook is an up-dated edition of the first handbook ever compiled in the history of American entomology.By using American Insects, A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico, Second Edition, readers can quickly determine the taxonomic position of any species, genus, or
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Urban Pest Management of Ants in California

In J. C. Trager, ed., Advances in myrmecology. New York: E.J. Brill. 347–353. Rudgers, J. A., J. G. Hodgen, and J. W. White. 2003.

Author: John H. Klotz

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 9781601076649

Category: Ants

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Ant Architecture

Myrmecological News 27:1–5. Tschinkel, W. R., and D. J. Dominguez. 2017. ... In Advances in Myrmecology, edited by J. C. Trager, 433–44.

Author: Walter R. Tschinkel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691179315

Category: Nature

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Photograph by Christina Kwapich
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The Evolution of Social Behaviour in Insects and Arachnids

Multiple origins of advanced eusociality in bees inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences . Proc . Natl . Acad . Sci . ... In Advances in Myrmecology .

Author: Jae C.. Choe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521589770

Category: Science

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Comprehensive and unbeatable guide to the evolution of cooperation in insects and arachnids.
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Comparative Psychology of Invertebrates

Advances in myrmecology(pp. 237—258). Leiden: E. J. Brill. Calabi, P., & Porter, 5. D. (1989). WOrker longevity in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta: ...

Author: Gary Greenberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135604943

Category: Psychology

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Comparative Social Evolution

Advances in Myrmecology. New York: E.J. Bill, pp. 337–345. Waller, D. A. & La Fage, J. P. (1987) Nutritional ecology of termites.

Author: Dustin R. Rubenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108132633

Category: Medical

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Darwin famously described special difficulties in explaining social evolution in insects. More than a century later, the evolution of sociality - defined broadly as cooperative group living - remains one of the most intriguing problems in biology. Providing a unique perspective on the study of social evolution, this volume synthesizes the features of animal social life across the principle taxonomic groups in which sociality has evolved. The chapters explore sociality in a range of species, from ants to primates, highlighting key natural and life history data and providing a comparative view across animal societies. 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 comparative approaches to studying animal social evolution.
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Swarm Intelligence

In Advances in Myrmecology, edited by J. C. Trager, 237– 258. Leiden: Brill Press, 1988. Calderone, N. W., and R. E. Page. “Genotypic Variability in Age ...

Author: Eric Bonabeau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198030150

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Social insects--ants, bees, termites, and wasps--can be viewed as powerful problem-solving systems with sophisticated collective intelligence. Composed of simple interacting agents, this intelligence lies in the networks of interactions among individuals and between individuals and the environment. A fascinating subject, social insects are also a powerful metaphor for artificial intelligence, and the problems they solve--finding food, dividing labor among nestmates, building nests, responding to external challenges--have important counterparts in engineering and computer science. This book provides a detailed look at models of social insect behavior and how to apply these models in the design of complex systems. The book shows how these models replace an emphasis on control, preprogramming, and centralization with designs featuring autonomy, emergence, and distributed functioning. These designs are proving immensely flexible and robust, able to adapt quickly to changing environments and to continue functioning even when individual elements fail. In particular, these designs are an exciting approach to the tremendous growth of complexity in software and information. Swarm Intelligence draws on up-to-date research from biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics, operations research, and computer graphics, and each chapter is organized around a particular biological example, which is then used to develop an algorithm, a multiagent system, or a group of robots. The book will be an invaluable resource for a broad range of disciplines.
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Termites and Sustainable Management

In J. C. Trager & E. J. Brill (Eds.), Advances in myrmecology (pp. 337– 345). New York: E. J. Brill. Warnecke, F., Luginbuhl, P., Ivanova, N., et al.

Author: Md. Aslam Khan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319721101

Category: Science

Page: 265

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This Volume comprises 12 chapters in an attempt to bring available information on biology, social behavour and economic importance of termites. Chapters in this book dealing with termites identification provide a review on most updated information of their systematics. Ecologically, termites interact with living and non-living surroundings and deliver a wide range of behaviors. In a separate chapter termites ecology is examined and explored. Termites depend on their gut microbes for digestion of complex polysaccharides of wood into simpler molecules. Information provided on termite gut microbiome and lignocellulose degradation constitutes an important contribution. Termite biology and social behaviour have been addressed comprehensively. Trail pheromones are responsible for the orientation and recruitment of nestmates to the food sources. Once arriving at a potential food source, termites assess its quality using a different set of cues. A separate chapter on trail pheromones, cues used during foraging and food assessment, with preferences for foraging sites, contributes a wealth of information. Emphasis has been given on reviewing ecological benefits of termites in other chapters. The information with respect to termite species as an edible insect and the overall role it plays in food and nutrition security in Africa is quite informative. A separate chapter dealing with importance of termites and termitaria in mineral exploration constitutes a significant step in addressing the economic importance of this insect group.
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Information Processing in Social Insects

In: JC Trager (ed): Advances in myrmecology. Brill Press, 13 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 160 E. Bonabeau and G. Theraulaz.

Author: Claire Detrain

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783034887397

Category: Science

Page: 415

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Claire Detrain, Jean-Louis Deneubourg and Jacques Pasteels Studies on insects have been pioneering in major fields of modern biology. In the 1970 s, research on pheromonal communication in insects gave birth to the dis cipline of chemical ecology and provided a scientific frame to extend this approach to other animal groups. In the 1980 s, the theory of kin selection, which was initially formulated by Hamilton to explain the rise of eusociality in insects, exploded into a field of research on its own and found applications in the under standing of community structures including vertebrate ones. In the same manner, recent studies, which decipher the collective behaviour of insect societies, might be now setting the stage for the elucidation of information processing in animals. Classically, problem solving is assumed to rely on the knowledge of a central unit which must take decisions and collect all pertinent information. However, an alternative method is extensively used in nature: problems can be collectively solved through the behaviour of individuals, which interact with each other and with the environment. The management of information, which is a major issue of animal behaviour, is interesting to study in a social life context, as it raises addi tional questions about conflict-cooperation trade-oft's. Insect societies have proven particularly open to experimental analysis: one can easily assemble or disassemble them and place them in controllable situations in the laboratory.
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