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Costs of task allocation with local feedback: Effects of colony size and extra workers in social insects and other multi-agent systems.

Radeva T, Dornhaus A, Lynch N, Nagpal R, Su HH.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Dec 14;13(12):e1005904. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005904. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Who Are the "Lazy" Ants? The Function of Inactivity in Social Insects and a Possible Role of Constraint: Inactive Ants Are Corpulent and May Be Young and/or Selfish.

Charbonneau D, Poff C, Nguyen H, Shin MC, Kierstead K, Dornhaus A.

Integr Comp Biol. 2017 Sep 1;57(3):649-667. doi: 10.1093/icb/icx029.


Who needs 'lazy' workers? Inactive workers act as a 'reserve' labor force replacing active workers, but inactive workers are not replaced when they are removed.

Charbonneau D, Sasaki T, Dornhaus A.

PLoS One. 2017 Sep 6;12(9):e0184074. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184074. eCollection 2017.


Temnothorax rugatulus ant colonies consistently vary in nest structure across time and context.

DiRienzo N, Dornhaus A.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 21;12(6):e0177598. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177598. eCollection 2017.


Sampling and tracking a changing environment: persistence and reward in the foraging decisions of bumblebees.

Dunlap AS, Papaj DR, Dornhaus A.

Interface Focus. 2017 Jun 6;7(3):20160149. doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2016.0149. Epub 2017 Apr 21.


Task switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants.

Leighton GM, Charbonneau D, Dornhaus A.

Behav Ecol. 2017 Jan-Feb;28(1):319-327. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw162. Epub 2016 Nov 29.


Foraging Bumble Bees Weigh the Reliability of Personal and Social Information.

Dunlap AS, Nielsen ME, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR.

Curr Biol. 2016 May 9;26(9):1195-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.009. Epub 2016 Apr 28.


Dance communication affects consistency, but not breadth, of resource use in pollen-foraging honey bees.

Donaldson-Matasci M, Dornhaus A.

PLoS One. 2014 Oct 1;9(10):e107527. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107527. eCollection 2014.


Be meek or be bold? A colony-level behavioural syndrome in ants.

Bengston SE, Dornhaus A.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Sep 22;281(1791):20140518. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0518.


Behavioural syndromes and social insects: personality at multiple levels.

Jandt JM, Bengston S, Pinter-Wollman N, Pruitt JN, Raine NE, Dornhaus A, Sih A.

Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2014 Feb;89(1):48-67. doi: 10.1111/brv.12042. Epub 2013 May 15. Review.


Bigger is better: honeybee colonies as distributed information-gathering systems.

Donaldson-Matasci MC, DeGrandi-Hoffman G, Dornhaus A.

Anim Behav. 2013 Mar 1;85(3):585-592.


Floral nectar guide patterns discourage nectar robbing by bumble bees.

Leonard AS, Brent J, Papaj DR, Dornhaus A.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55914. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055914. Epub 2013 Feb 13.


The trail less traveled: individual decision-making and its effect on group behavior.

Lanan MC, Dornhaus A, Jones EI, Waser A, Bronstein JL.

PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47976. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047976. Epub 2012 Oct 24.


Task-switching costs promote the evolution of division of labor and shifts in individuality.

Goldsby HJ, Dornhaus A, Kerr B, Ofria C.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 21;109(34):13686-91. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1202233109. Epub 2012 Aug 7.


How habitat affects the benefits of communication in collectively foraging honey bees.

Donaldson-Matasci MC, Dornhaus A.

Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2012 Apr;66(4):583-592.


Group size and its effects on collective organization.

Dornhaus A, Powell S, Bengston S.

Annu Rev Entomol. 2012;57:123-41. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-120710-100604. Epub 2011 Sep 2. Review.


Percent lipid is associated with body size but not task in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens.

Couvillon MJ, Jandt JM, Bonds J, Helm BR, Dornhaus A.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2011 Nov;197(11):1097-104. doi: 10.1007/s00359-011-0670-5. Epub 2011 Aug 17.


Time-ordered networks reveal limitations to information flow in ant colonies.

Blonder B, Dornhaus A.

PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e20298. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020298. Epub 2011 May 20. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e101031.


Flowers help bees cope with uncertainty: signal detection and the function of floral complexity.

Leonard AS, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR.

J Exp Biol. 2011 Jan 1;214(Pt 1):113-21. doi: 10.1242/jeb.047407.


Ecology: a prerequisite for malaria elimination and eradication.

Ferguson HM, Dornhaus A, Beeche A, Borgemeister C, Gottlieb M, Mulla MS, Gimnig JE, Fish D, Killeen GF.

PLoS Med. 2010 Aug 3;7(8):e1000303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000303. Review. No abstract available.


Ontogeny of worker body size distribution in bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colonies.

Couvillon MJ, Jandt JM, Duong N, Dornhaus A.

Ecol Entomol. 2010 Aug;35(4):424-435.


Ambient Air Temperature Does Not Predict whether Small or Large Workers Forage in Bumble Bees (Bombus impatiens).

Couvillon MJ, Fitzpatrick G, Dornhaus A.

Psyche (Camb Mass). 2010;2010. pii: 536430.


Location, location, location: larvae position inside the nest is correlated with adult body size in worker bumble-bees (Bombus impatiens).

Couvillon MJ, Dornhaus A.

Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jul 7;276(1666):2411-8. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0172. Epub 2009 Apr 1.


On optimal decision-making in brains and social insect colonies.

Marshall JA, Bogacz R, Dornhaus A, Planqué R, Kovacs T, Franks NR.

J R Soc Interface. 2009 Nov 6;6(40):1065-74. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2008.0511. Epub 2009 Feb 25.


Specialization does not predict individual efficiency in an ant.

Dornhaus A.

PLoS Biol. 2008 Nov 18;6(11):e285. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060285.


Ants under crowded conditions consume more energy.

Cao TT, Dornhaus A.

Biol Lett. 2008 Dec 23;4(6):613-5. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0381.


Multimodal signals enhance decision making in foraging bumble-bees.

Kulahci IG, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2008 Apr 7;275(1636):797-802. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1176.


Reconnaissance and latent learning in ants.

Franks NR, Hooper JW, Dornhaus A, Aukett PJ, Hayward AL, Berghoff SM.

Proc Biol Sci. 2007 Jun 22;274(1617):1505-9.


Tomb evaders: house-hunting hygiene in ants.

Franks NR, Hooper J, Webb C, Dornhaus A.

Biol Lett. 2005 Jun 22;1(2):190-2.


Noise, cost and speed-accuracy trade-offs: decision-making in a decentralized system.

Marshall JA, Dornhaus A, Franks NR, Kovacs T.

J R Soc Interface. 2006 Apr 22;3(7):243-54.


Not everything that counts can be counted: ants use multiple metrics for a single nest trait.

Franks NR, Dornhaus A, Metherell BG, Nelson TR, Lanfear SA, Symes WS.

Proc Biol Sci. 2006 Jan 22;273(1583):165-9.


The hidden cost of information in collective foraging.

Dechaume-Moncharmont FX, Dornhaus A, Houston AI, McNamara JM, Collins EJ, Franks NR.

Proc Biol Sci. 2005 Aug 22;272(1573):1689-95.


Chemical compounds of the foraging recruitment pheromone in bumblebees.

Granero AM, Sanz JM, Gonzalez FJ, Vidal JL, Dornhaus A, Ghani J, Serrano AR, Chittka L.

Naturwissenschaften. 2005 Aug;92(8):371-4. Epub 2005 Oct 25.


How might individual honeybees measure massive volumes?

Franks NR, Dornhaus A.

Proc Biol Sci. 2003 Nov 7;270 Suppl 2:S181-2.


Speed versus accuracy in collective decision making.

Franks NR, Dornhaus A, Fitzsimmons JP, Stevens M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2003 Dec 7;270(1532):2457-63.


Psychophysics: bees trade off foraging speed for accuracy.

Chittka L, Dyer AG, Bock F, Dornhaus A.

Nature. 2003 Jul 24;424(6947):388. No abstract available.


Bumble bees alert to food with pheromone from tergal gland.

Dornhaus A, Brockmann A, Chittka L.

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2003 Jan;189(1):47-51. Epub 2002 Dec 11.


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