Understanding the Emerging Behaviors and Demands for the Colony Success of Social Insects: A Mathematical Approach
|Abstract||The most advanced social insects, the eusocial insects, form often large societies in which there is reproductive division of labor, queens and workers, have overlapping generations, and cooperative brood care where daughter workers remain in the nest with their queen mother and care for their siblings. The eusocial insects are composed of representative species of bees and wasps, and all species of ants and termites. Much is known about their organizational structure, but remains to be discovered.
The success of social insects is dependent upon cooperative behavior and adaptive strategies shaped by natural selection that respond to internal or external conditions. The objective of my research was to investigate specific mechanisms that ... (more)
|Contributor||Rodriguez Messan, Marisabel (Author) / Kang, Yun (Advisor) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Advisor) / Kuang, Yang (Committee member) / Page Jr., Robert E (Committee member) / Gardner, Carl (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Applied mathematics / Ecology / Biology / Cannibalism / Division of labor / Honeybees / Leafcutter ants / Social Insects / Vitellogenin|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Applied Mathematics 2018|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|