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Task allocation and site fidelity jointly influence foraging regulation in honeybee colonies

Abstract Variation in behaviour among group members often impacts collective outcomes. Individuals may vary both in the task that they perform and in the persistence with which they perform each task. Although both the distribution of individuals among tasks and differences among individuals in behavioural persistence can each impact collective behaviour, we do not know if and how they jointly affect collective outcomes. Here, we use a detailed computational model to examine the joint impact of colony-level distribution among tasks and behavioural persistence of individuals, specifically their fidelity to particular resource sites, on the collective trade-off between exploring for new resources and exploiting familiar ones. We developed an agent-bas... (more)
Created Date 2017-08-30
Contributor Mosqueiro, Thiago (Author) / Cook, Chelsea (ASU author) / Huerta, Ramon (Author) / Gadau, Juergen (ASU author) / Smith, Brian (ASU author) / Pinter-Wollman, Noa (Author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Life Sciences
Type Text
Extent 13 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170344 / ISSN: 2054-5703
Citation Mosqueiro, T., Cook, C., Huerta, R., Gadau, J., Smith, B., & Pinter-Wollman, N. (2017). Task allocation and site fidelity jointly influence foraging regulation in honeybee colonies. Royal Society Open Science, 4(8), 170344. doi:10.1098/rsos.170344
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