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Ant Encounters Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior

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ISBN-10: 0691138796

ISBN-13: 9780691138794

Edition: 2010

Authors: Deborah M. Gordon

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.97" wide x 8.19" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.726

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Ant Colony as a Complex System
Colony Organization
The Diversity of Ant Behavior
From Individual to Collective Behavior
Division of Labor
Ants Switch Tasks
Age Polyethism
What Ants Respond To
Task Allocation
Interaction Networks
What Happens at Network Nodes
The Pattern of Interaction Is the Message
Rate and Memory
Individual Variation
Species Differences
Colony Size
Colony Growth
Task Allocation and Colony Size
Ecology, Behavior, and Mature Colony Size
Relations with Neighbors
Relations with Neighbors of the Same Species
Interactions between Species
Invasive Species
From Ecology to Behavior
Ant Evolution
Coevolution of Ants and Plants
Evolution of Colony Organization
Natural Selection in Action
Modeling Ant Behavior
Notes
Index