Publications

[only peer reviewed publications listed; see also Google Scholar Publication List]

  1. Dornhaus A in press ‘Aliens Are Likely to Be Smart But Not “Intelligent”: What Evolution of Cognition on Earth Tells Us about Extraterrestrial Intelligence’, In: Vakoch D, editor. Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Cognition and Communication in the Universe. Oxford University Press.
  2. Barker J, Dornhaus A, Bronstein J, Muth F 2018 ‘Learning about larceny: experience can bias bumble bees to rob nectar’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:68.
  3. Radeva T, Dornhaus A, Lynch N, Nagpal R, Su H-H, 2017. Costs of task allocation with local feedback: Effects of colony size and extra workers in social insects and other multi-agent systems.  PloS Computational Biology,  13(12): e1005904.
     
  4. Su, H.H., Su, L., Dornhaus, A. and Lynch, N., 2017. Ant-Inspired Dynamic Task Allocation via Gossiping. In: Spirakis P., Tsigas P. (eds) Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems. SSS 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10616. Springer, Cham. @Springer pdf@MIT
     
  5. Charbonneau, D., Poff, C., Nguyen, H., Shin, M.C., Kierstead, K. and Dornhaus, A., 2017. 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. Integrative and Comparative Biology57(3), pp.649-667.
     
  6. Charbonneau, D., Sasaki, T. and Dornhaus, A., 2017. 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. PloS one12(9), p.e0184074.
     
  7. Powell S, Donaldson-Matasci M, Woodrow-Tomizuka A, Dornhaus A 2017 ‘Context-dependent defences in turtle ants: Resource defensibility and threat level induce dynamic shifts in soldier deployment’, Functional Ecology 31:2287–2298 @Wiley
     
  8. DiRienzo N, Dornhaus A 2017 ‘Temnothorax rugatulus ant colonies consistently vary in nest structure across time and context’, PLoS One 12: e0177598 @PLoS
     
  9. Dunlap A, Papaj D, Dornhaus A 2017 ‘Sampling and tracking a changing environment: persistence and reward in the foraging decisions of bumble bees’, Interface Focus (Royal Society Journal) 7: 20160149 @RoySoc
     
  10. Bengston S, Shin M, Dornhaus A 2017 ‘Life-history strategy and behavioral type: Risk-tolerance reflects growth rate and energy allocation in ant colonies’, Oikos 126: 556-564 @Wiley
     
  11. Leighton G,Charbonneau D, Dornhaus A 2017 'Task-switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants', Behavioral Ecology 28: 319-327
     
  12. Dunlap AS, Nielsen ME, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR 2016 ‘Foraging bumble bees weigh the reliability of personal and social information’, Current Biology 26: 1195-1199 @CurrentBiol
     
  13. Charbonneau D, Dornhaus A 2015 ‘When doing nothing is something. How task allocation strategies compromise between flexibility, efficiency, and inactive agents’, Journal of Bioeconomics 17: 217-242 @Springer
     
  14. Charbonneau D, Dornhaus A 2015 ‘Workers ‘specialized’ on inactivity: Behavioral consistency of inactive workers and their role in task allocation’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 1459-1472 @Springer
     
  15. Rivera M, Donaldson-Matasci M, Dornhaus A 2015 ‘Quitting time: When do honey bee foragers decide to stop foraging on natural resources?’, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3:50 @Frontiers
     
  16. Bengston SE, Dornhaus A 2015 ‘Latitudinal variation in behaviors linked to risk-tolerance is driven by nest-site competition and spatial distribution in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69:1265-1274 @Springer
     
  17. Muth F, Keasar, T. & Dornhaus, A. 2015 'Trading off short-term costs for long-term gains: How do bumblebees decide to learn morphologically complex flowers?', Animal Behaviour 101: 191-199 @ScienceDirect
     
  18. Charbonneau D, Hillis N, Dornhaus A 2015 ‘‘Lazy’ in nature: ant colony time budgets show high ‘inactivity’ in the field as well as in the lab’, Insectes sociaux 62: 31-35 @Springer
     
  19. Rice L, Dornhaus A, Shin MC 2015 'Efficient Training of Multiple Ant Tracking', 2015 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 117-123. @IEEE
     
  20. Fasciano T, Dornhaus A, Shin MC 2015 'Multiple Insect Tracking with Occlusion Sub-tunnels', 2015 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Waikoloa, HI, pp. 634-641. @IEEE
     
  21. Donaldson-Matasci M, Dornhaus A 2014 ‘Dance Communication Affects Consistency, but Not Breadth, of Resource Use in Pollen-Foraging Honey Bees’, PLoS One 9: e107527 @PLoS
     
  22. Bengston SE, Dornhaus A 2014 'Be meek or be bold? A colony-level behavioural syndrome in ants', Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 281: 20140518 @ Roy Soc
     
  23. Westling JN, Harrington K, Bengston S, Dornhaus A 2014 ‘Morphological differences between extranidal and intranidal workers in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus, but no effect of body size on foraging distance’, Insectes sociaux 61: 367-369 @Springer
     
  24. Dornhaus A 2014 ‘Finding food: foraging affects all aspects of an animal’s life’, in: Yasukawa K ‘Animal Behavior, Volume II: Function and Evolution of Animal Behavior’, Praeger Publishers @Google Books
  25. Jandt J, Dornhaus A 2014 'Bumblebee response thresholds and body size: does worker diversity increase colony performance?', Animal Behavior 87:97-106 @ScienceDirect.
     
  26. Jandt J, Bengston S, Pinter-Wollman N, Pruitt J, Raine N, Dornhaus A, Sih A 2014 'Behavioral syndromes and social insects: personality at multiple levels', Biological Reviews 89: 48-67 @Wiley
     
  27. Cornejo A, Dornhaus A, Lynch N, Nagpal R 2014 'Task Allocation in Ant Colonies', In: Kuhn F. (eds) Distributed Computing. DISC 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8784. @Springer
     
  28. Fasciano T, Dornhaus A, Shin MC 2014 'Ant tracking with occlusion tunnels', IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2014, pp. 947-952. @IEEE
     
  29. Nguyen H, Fasciano T, Charbonneau D, Dornhaus A, Shin MC 2014 'Data association based ant tracking with interactive error correction', IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2014, pp. 947-952. @IEEE
     
  30. Leonard AS, Brent J, Papaj D, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Floral Nectar Guide Patterns Discourage Nectar Robbing by Bumble Bees’, PLoS One 8:e55914 @PLoS
     
  31. Charbonneau D, Blonder B, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Social insects: a model system for network dynamics’, In Holme P and Jari S: Temporal Networks. Springer books
  32. Donaldson-Matasci MC, DeGrandi-Hoffman G, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Bigger is better: honeybee colonies as distributed information-gathering systems’, Animal Behaviour 85: 585-592 @Springer
     
  33. Bengston SE, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Colony size does not predict foraging distance in the ant. Temnothorax rugatulus: a puzzle for standard scaling models’, Insectes sociaux 60: 93-96 @Springer
     
  34. Powell S, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Soldier-based defences dynamically track resource availability and quality in ants’, Animal Behaviour 85: 157-164 @ScienceDirect
     
  35. Fasciano T, Nguyen H, Dornhaus A, Shin MC 2013 'Tracking multiple ants in a colony' 2013 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Tampa, FL, 2013, pp. 534-540.@IEEE
     
  36. Goldsby HJ, Dornhaus A, Kerr B, Ofria C 2012 ‘Task-switching costs promote the evolution of division of labor and shifts in individuality’, PNAS 109: 13686-13691 @PNAS
     
  37. Blonder B, Wey TW, Dornhaus A, James R, Sih A 2012 ‘Temporal dynamics and network analysis’, Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 958–972 @Wiley
     
  38. Lanan M, Dornhaus A, Jones EI, Waser A, Bronstein JL 2012 ‘The trail less traveled: individual decision-making and its effect on group behavior’, PLoS One 7: e47976 @PLoS
  39. Cao TT, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Larger laboratory colonies consume proportionally less energy and have lower per capita brood production in Temnothorax ants’, Insectes sociaux 60: 1-5 @Springer
  40. Pinter-Wollman N, Hubler J, Holley J-A, Franks NR, Dornhaus A 2012 'How is activity distributed among and within tasks in Temnothorax ants?', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1407-1420 @Springer
  41. Donaldson-Matasci MC, Dornhaus A 2012 ‘How habitat affects the benefits of communication in collectively foraging honey bees’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 583-592. @Springer
  42. Jandt JM, Robins NS, Moore RE, Dornhaus A 2012 ‘Individual bumblebees vary in response to disturbance: a test of the defensive reserve hypothesis’, Insectes sociaux 59: 313-321 @Springer
  43. Kaczorowski RL, Leonard AS, Dornhaus A, Papaj D 2012 ‘Floral signal complexity as a possible adaptation to environmental variability: a test using nectar foraging bumble bees’, Animal Behaviour 83: 905-913. @ScienceDirect
  44. Dornhaus A, Powell S, Bengston S 2012 ‘Group size and its effects on collective organization’, Annual Review of Entomology 57: 123-141. @Annual Reviews
  45. Cao TT, Dornhaus A 2012 ‘Ants use pheromone markings in emigrations to move closer to food-rich areas’, Insectes sociaux 59: 87-92 @Springer
  46. Duong N, Dornhaus A 2012 ‘Ventilation response thresholds do not change with age or self-reinforcement in workers of the bumble bee Bombus impatiens’, Insectes sociaux 59: 25-32 @Springer
  47. Dornhaus A 2012 ‘Finding optimal collective strategies using individual-based simulations: colony organization in social insects’, Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems 18: 25-37 @Taylor & Francis
  48. Blonder B, Dornhaus A 2011 'Time-ordered networks reveal limitations to information flow in ant colonies', PLoS One 6: e20298 @ PLoS
  49. Couvillon MJ, Jandt J, Bonds J, Helm BR, Dornhaus A 2011 ‘Percent lipid is associated with body size but not task in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens’, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197: 1097-1104. @Springer
  50. Jandt JM, Dornhaus A 2011 ‘Competition and cooperation: bumblebee spatial organization and division of labor may affect worker reproduction late in life’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 2341-2349. @Springer
  51. Marshall JAR, Bogacz R, Planqué R, Dornhaus A, Kovacs T, Franks NR 2011 ‘On optimal decision making in brains and social insect colonies’, in: Seth et al. (eds.) Modelling Natural Action Selection. Cambridge University Press
  52. Jones EI, Dornhaus A 2011 'Predation risk makes bees reject rewarding flowers and reduce foraging activity', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1505-1511 @ Springer
  53. Lanan MC, Dornhaus A, Bronstein J 2011 'The function of polydomy: the ant Crematogaster torosa preferentially forms new nests near food sources and fortifies outstations', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 959-968 @ Springer
  54. Leonard AS, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR 2011 ‘Forget-me-not: complex floral signals, inter-signal interactions and pollinator cognition’ Current Zoology 57: 215-224 @ Current Zool
  55. Leonard AS, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR 2011 ‘Why are floral signals complex? An outline of functional hypotheses’, in: Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships. Patiny, S. (ed.) Cambridge University Press
  56. Leonard AS, Dornhaus A, Papaj DR 2011 ‘Flowers help bees cope with uncertainty: signal detection and the function of complex floral signals’, Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 113-121 @ Biologists
  57. Fletcher M, Dornhaus A, Shin MC 2011 'Multiple ant tracking with global foreground maximization and variable target proposal distribution' 2011 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Kona, HI, 2011, pp. 570-576. @IEEE
  58. Ferguson HM, Dornhaus A, Beeche A, Borgemeister C, Gottlieb M, Mulla MS, Gimnig JE, Fish D, Killeen GF 2010 ‘Ecology: a prerequisite for Malaria elimination and eradication’, PLoS Medicine 7: e1000303 @ PLoS
  59. Couvillon MJ, Dornhaus A 2010 ‘Small worker bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) are hardier against starvation than their larger sisters', Insectes sociaux 57: 193-197 @ Springer
  60. Couvillon MJ, Jandt J, Duong N, Dornhaus A 2010 ‘Ontogeny of worker body size distribution in bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) colonies’, Ecological Entomology 35: 424–435 @ Wiley
  61. Couvillon MJ, Fitzpatrick G, Dornhaus A 2010 'Ambient air temperature does not predict whether small or large workers forage in bumble bees (Bombus impatiens)', Psyche 2010 @ Psyche
  62. Dornhaus A, Powell S 2010 ‘Foraging and defence strategies’ In: ‘Ant Ecology’, Eds. L Lach, C Parr, K Abbott, Ant Ecology, Oxford University Press @ google books
  63. Jandt, JM, Huang, E, Dornhaus, A 2009 'Weak specialization of workers inside a bumble bee nest', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1829-1836 @ Springer
  64. Dornhaus A, Holley J-A, Franks N 2009 ‘Larger colonies do not have more specialized workers in the ant Temnothorax albipennis’, Behavioral Ecology 20: 922-929 @ Behav Ecol
  65. Couvillon MJ, Dornhaus A 2009 ‘Location, location, location: larvae position inside the nest is correlated with adult body size in worker bumble bees (Bombus impatiens)’, Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 276: 2411-2418 @ Roy Soc
  66. Jandt J, Dornhaus A 2009 ‘Spatial organization and division of labor in the bumble bee, Bombus impatiens’ Animal Behaviour 77: 641-651 @ Science Direct
  67. Marshall JAR, Bogacz R, Dornhaus A, Planque R, Kovacs T, Franks NR, 2009 ‘On optimal decision-making in brains and social insect colonies’ Journal of The Royal Society Interface 6: 1065-1074@ Roy Soc
  68. Franks NR, Dornhaus A, Marshall JAR, Deuchaume-Moncharmont F-X, 2009. ‘The dawn of a golden age in mathematical insect sociobiology’. In: Eds. J. Fewell & J. Gadau, Organization of Insect Sociteties, Harvard University Press @google books
  69. Dornhaus A 2008 ‘Specialization does not predict individual efficiency in an ant’ PLoS Biology 6: e285 @ PLoS
  70. Cao T, Dornhaus A 2008 'Ants under crowded conditions consume more energy' Biology Letters 23: 613-615 @ Biol Lett
  71. Dornhaus A, Franks NR 2008 'Individual and collective cognition in ants and other insects (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)' Myrmecol News 11: 215-226 @ Myrmecol News
  72. Dornhaus A, Holley J-A, Pook VG, Worswick G, Franks NR 2008 'Why do not all workers work? Colony size and workload during emigrations in the ant Temnothorax albipennis' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 43-51 @ Springer
  73. Huang MH, Dornhaus A 2008 ‘Are ant social parasites always closely related to their hosts? Host characteristics in different parasitism types and a test of Emery’s rule’ Ecological Entomology 33: 589-596 @ Ecol Entom
  74. Kulahci IG, Dornhaus A, Papaj D 2008 ‘Multimodal signals enhance decision-making in bumblebees’ Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 275: 797-802 @ Roy Soc
  75. Franks NR, Hooper JW, Gumn M, Bridger TH, Marshall JAR, Groß R, Dornhaus A 2007 'Moving targets: collective decisions and flexible choices in house-hunting ants' Swarm Intelligence 1: 81-94 @ Springer
  76. Franks NR, Hooper JW, Dornhaus A, Aukett PJ, Hayward AL, Berghoff S 2007 'Reconnaissance and latent learning in ants' Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 274: 1505-1509 @Roy Soc
  77. Franks NR, Dornhaus A, Hitchcock G, Guillem R, Hooper J, Webb C 2007 'Avoidance of conspecific colonies during nest choice by ants' Animal Behaviour 73: 525-534 @ScienceDirect
  78. Planque R, Dornhaus A, Franks NR, Kovacs T, Marshall JAR 2007 'Weighting waiting in collective decision-making' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 347-356 @Springer
  79. Thom C, Dornhaus A 2007 'Preliminary report on the use of volatile compounds by foraging honey bees in the hive (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis)' Entomologia generalis 29: 299-304 @Entgen
  80. Dornhaus A, Franks NR 2006 'Colony size affects collecive decision-making in the ant Temnothorax albipennis' Insectes sociaux 53: 420-427 @Springer
  81. Dornhaus A, Collins EJ, Dechaume-Moncharmont F-X, Houston A, Franks NR, McNamara J 2006 'Paying for information: partial loads in central place foragers' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 151-161 @Springer
  82. Dornhaus A, Klügl F, Oechslein C, Puppe F, Chittka L 2006 'Benefits of recruitment in honey bees: effects of ecology and colony size in an individual-based model' Behavioral Ecology 17: 336-344 pdf @BehEcol
  83. Marshall, J. A. R., Dornhaus, A., Franks, N. R., Kovacs, T., 2006, “Noise, cost and speed-accuracy trade-offs: decision making in decentralised systems”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface 3: 243-254 @Roy Soc
  84. Franks, N. R., Dornhaus, A., Best, C. S., Jones, E. L., 2006, “Decision-making by small and large house-hunting ant colonies: one size fits all”, Animal Behaviour 72: 611-616 @ScienceDirect
  85. Raine, N. E., Ings, T. C., Dornhaus, A., Saleh, N., Chittka, L., 2006, “Adaptation, genetic drift, pleiotropy, and history in the evolution of bee foraging behavior”, Advances in the Study of Behavior 36: 305-354 pdf
  86. Franks, N. R., Dornhaus, A., Metherell, B. G., Nelson, T. R., Lanfear, S. A. J., Symes, W., 2006, “Not everything that counts can be counted: Ants use multiple metrics for a single nest trait.”, Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 273: 165-169 @Roy Soc
  87. Granero, A. M., Guerra Sanz, J. M., Ega Gonzalez, F. J., Martinez Vidal, J. L., Dornhaus, A., Ghani, J., Serrano, A. R., Chittka, L., 2005, “Chemical compounds of the foraging recruitment pheromone in bumblebees”, Naturwissenschaften 92: 371-374 @Springer
  88. Dechaume-Moncharmont, F.-X., Dornhaus, A., Houston, A. I., McNamara, J. M., Collins, E. J., Franks, N. R., 2005, “The hidden cost of information in collective foraging”, Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 272: 1689-1695 @Roy Soc
  89. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2005, “Bumble bees (Bombus terrestris) store both food and information in honeypots”, Behavioral Ecology 16: 661-666 pdf @BehEcol
  90. Franks, N. R., Hooper, J., Webb, C., Dornhaus, A., 2005, “Tomb evaders: house-hunting hygiene in ants”, Biology Letters 1: 190-192 @Roy Soc
  91. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2004, “Information flow and regulation of foraging activity in bumble bees”, Apidologie 35: 183-192 pdf @EDP Sciences
  92. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2004, “Why do honey bees dance?”, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 395-401 @Springer
  93. Dornhaus, A., Franks, N.R., Hawkins, R.M., Shere, H.N.S., 2004, “Ants move to improve – colonies of Leptothorax albipennis emigrate whenever they find a superior nest site”, Animal Behaviour 67: 959-963 @ScienceDirect
  94. Franks, N.R., Dornhaus, A., Fitzsimmons, J.P., Stevens, M., 2003, “Speed vs. Accuracy in Collective Decision-Making”, Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 270: 2457-2463 @Roy Soc
  95. Marshall JAR, Kovacs T, Dornhaus AR, et al., 2003, “Simulating the evolution of ant behaviour in evaluating nest sites”, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2801: 643-650 2003 pdf @Univ of Bristol
  96. Chittka, L., Dyer, A., Bock, F., Dornhaus, A., 2003, “Bees trade off foraging speed for accuracy”, Nature 424: 388 @Nature
  97. Franks, N.R., Dornhaus, A., 2003, “How might individual honeybees measure massive volumes?”, Proceedings B: Biology Letters 270 (Supplement 2): 181-182 @Roy Soc
  98. Dornhaus, A., Brockmann, A., Chittka, L., 2003, “Bumble bees alert to food with pheromone from tergal gland”, Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189: 47-51 @Springer
  99. Dornhaus, A., Cameron, S., 2003, “A scientific note on food alert in Bombus transversalis”, Apidologie 34: 87-88 pdf @EDP Sciences
  100. Dornhaus, A., 2002, “Significance of Honeybee Recruitment Strategies Depending on Foraging Distance (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis mellifera)”, Entomologia Generalis 26: 93-100@Entgen
  101. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2001, “Food alert in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): possible mechanisms and evolutionary implications”, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 570-576 @Springer
  102. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 1999, “Evolutionary origins of bee dances”, Nature 401: 38 @Nature
  103. Chittka, L., Dornhaus, A., 1999, “Comparisons in physiology and evolution, and why bees can do the things they do”, Ciencia al Dia International 2: No. 2, ISSN 0717-3849 article