Insectes Sociaux

List of Papers (Total 58)

Inferring polydomy: a review of functional, spatial and genetic methods for identifying colony boundaries

Identifying the boundaries of a social insect colony is vital for properly understanding its ecological function and evolution. Many species of ants are polydomous: colonies inhabit multiple, spatially separated, nests. Ascertaining which nests are parts of the same colony is an important consideration when studying polydomous populations. In this paper, we review the methods that ...