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Organization of insect societies : from genome to sociocomplexity

Jürgen Gadau (Editor), Jennifer Fewell (Editor), Edward O. Wilson (Author of introduction, etc.)
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 sociality has arisen as an evolutionary strategy.
Print Book, English, 2009
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2009
x, 617 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780674031258, 0674031253
The evolution of social insect mating systems / Jacobus J. Boomsma, Daniel J.C. Kronauer, and Jes S. Pedersen
The evolution of queen numbers in ants : from one to many and back / Jürgen Heinze and Susanne Foitzik
Aging of social insects / Olav Rueppell
The ecological setting of social evolution : the demography of ant populations / Blaine J. Cole
Control of termite caste differentiation / Colin S. Brent
Termites : an alternative road to eusociality and the importance of group benefits in social insects / Judith Korb
The evolution of communal behavior in bees and wasps : an alternative to eusociality / William T. Wcislo and Simon M. Tierney
Cue diversity and social recognition / Michael D. Breed and Robert Buchwald
Adaptations in the olfactory system of social Hymenoptera / Christoph J. Kleineidam and Wolfgang Rössler
Fertility signaling as a general mechanism of regulating reproductive division of labor in ants / Christian Peeters and Jürgen Liebig
Vibrational signals in social wasps : a role in caste determination? / Robert L. Jeanne
Convergent evolution of food recruitment mechanisms in bees and wasps / James C. Nieh
The organization of social foraging in ants : energetics and communication / Flavio Roces
Behavioral genetics in social insects / Jürgen Gadau and Greg J. Hunt
Sensory thresholds, learning, and the division of foraging labor in the honey bee / Ricarda Scheiner and Joachim Erber
Social life from solitary regulatory networks : a paradigm for insect sociality / Robert E. Page Jr., Timothy A. Linksvayer, and Gro V. Amdam
Social brains and behavior
past and present / Wulfila Gronenberg and Andre J. Riveros
Plasticity in the circadian clock and the temporal organization of insect societies / Guy Bloch
The dawn of a golden age in mathematical insect sociobiology / Nigel R. Franks [and others]
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 C. Pratt
From social behavior to molecules : models and modules in the middle / Andrew B. Barron and Gene E. Robinson
Social insects as models in epidemiology : establishing the foundation for an interdisciplinary approach to disease and sociality / Nina H. Fefferman and James F.A. 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 / Manfred Laubichler and Jürgen Gadau