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. Leitner NE, Gronenberg W, Dornhaus A in press ‘Peripheral sensory organs vary among ant workers but variation does not predict division of labor’, Behavioral Processes
     
  3. Kelemen E, Dornhaus A 2018 ‘Lower temperatures decrease worker size variation but do not affect fine-grained thermoregulation in bumble bees’, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72: 170
     
  4. Kikuchi DW, Dornhaus A 2018 ‘How cognitive biases select for imperfect mimicry: a study of asymmetry in learning with bumblebees’, Animal Behaviour 144: 125-134
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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
     
  11. DiRienzo N, Dornhaus A 2017 ‘Temnothorax rugatulus ant colonies consistently vary in nest structure across time and context’, PLoS One 12: e0177598 @PLoS
     
  12. 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
     
  13. 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
     
  14. Leighton G,Charbonneau D, Dornhaus A 2017 'Task-switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants', Behavioral Ecology 28: 319-327
     
  15. 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
     
  16. 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
     
  17. 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
     
  18. 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
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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
     
  21. 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
     
  22. 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
     
  23. 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
     
  24. 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
     
  25. 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
     
  26. 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
     
  27. 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
  28. Jandt J, Dornhaus A 2014 'Bumblebee response thresholds and body size: does worker diversity increase colony performance?', Animal Behavior 87:97-106 @ScienceDirect.
     
  29. 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
     
  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. 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
     
  33. Leonard AS, Brent J, Papaj D, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Floral Nectar Guide Patterns Discourage Nectar Robbing by Bumble Bees’, PLoS One 8:e55914 @PLoS
     
  34. 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
  35. 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
     
  36. 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
     
  37. Powell S, Dornhaus A 2013 ‘Soldier-based defences dynamically track resource availability and quality in ants’, Animal Behaviour 85: 157-164 @ScienceDirect
     
  38. 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
     
  39. 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
     
  40. 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
     
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. Dornhaus A, Powell S, Bengston S 2012 ‘Group size and its effects on collective organization’, Annual Review of Entomology 57: 123-141. @Annual Reviews
  48. Cao TT, Dornhaus A 2012 ‘Ants use pheromone markings in emigrations to move closer to food-rich areas’, Insectes sociaux 59: 87-92 @Springer
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. Blonder B, Dornhaus A 2011 'Time-ordered networks reveal limitations to information flow in ant colonies', PLoS One 6: e20298 @ PLoS
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. Jones EI, Dornhaus A 2011 'Predation risk makes bees reject rewarding flowers and reduce foraging activity', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 1505-1511 @ Springer
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. Jandt, JM, Huang, E, Dornhaus, A 2009 'Weak specialization of workers inside a bumble bee nest', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1829-1836 @ Springer
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. Jandt J, Dornhaus A 2009 ‘Spatial organization and division of labor in the bumble bee, Bombus impatiens’ Animal Behaviour 77: 641-651 @ Science Direct
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. Dornhaus A 2008 ‘Specialization does not predict individual efficiency in an ant’ PLoS Biology 6: e285 @ PLoS
  73. Cao T, Dornhaus A 2008 'Ants under crowded conditions consume more energy' Biology Letters 23: 613-615 @ Biol Lett
  74. Dornhaus A, Franks NR 2008 'Individual and collective cognition in ants and other insects (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)' Myrmecol News 11: 215-226 @ Myrmecol News
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. Dornhaus A, Franks NR 2006 'Colony size affects collecive decision-making in the ant Temnothorax albipennis' Insectes sociaux 53: 420-427 @Springer
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2005, “Bumble bees (Bombus terrestris) store both food and information in honeypots”, Behavioral Ecology 16: 661-666 pdf @BehEcol
  93. Franks, N. R., Hooper, J., Webb, C., Dornhaus, A., 2005, “Tomb evaders: house-hunting hygiene in ants”, Biology Letters 1: 190-192 @Roy Soc
  94. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2004, “Information flow and regulation of foraging activity in bumble bees”, Apidologie 35: 183-192 pdf @EDP Sciences
  95. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2004, “Why do honey bees dance?”, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 395-401 @Springer
  96. 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
  97. 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
  98. 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
  99. Chittka, L., Dyer, A., Bock, F., Dornhaus, A., 2003, “Bees trade off foraging speed for accuracy”, Nature 424: 388 @Nature
  100. Franks, N.R., Dornhaus, A., 2003, “How might individual honeybees measure massive volumes?”, Proceedings B: Biology Letters 270 (Supplement 2): 181-182 @Roy Soc
  101. 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
  102. Dornhaus, A., Cameron, S., 2003, “A scientific note on food alert in Bombus transversalis”, Apidologie 34: 87-88 pdf @EDP Sciences
  103. Dornhaus, A., 2002, “Significance of Honeybee Recruitment Strategies Depending on Foraging Distance (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis mellifera)”, Entomologia Generalis 26: 93-100@Entgen
  104. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 2001, “Food alert in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): possible mechanisms and evolutionary implications”, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 570-576 @Springer
  105. Dornhaus, A., Chittka, L., 1999, “Evolutionary origins of bee dances”, Nature 401: 38 @Nature
  106. 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