Tuesday, 1 August 2006: 10:00 AM-12:20 PM
Palladian (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 8: Building behavior and the control of climate in social insects
The aim of this symposium is to cover different aspects of building behavior in socials insects, from its evolutionary origins to its consequences for nest climate and colony development. Topics to be discussed span from mechanistic analyses of building rules (both individual and collective), behavioural responses to climate-relevant environmental variables, effects of nest architecture on colony growth, to theoretical approaches aimed at understanding the organization of collective building.
Organizer:Flavio Roces
10:00 AMBuilding nests: origins and consequences
Mike Hansell
10:40 AMNest Architecture in Ants: New Frontiers
Walter R. Tschinkel
11:00 AMThe control of nest depth in founding queens of leaf-cutting ants
Kerstin Fröhle, Flavio Roces Dipiazza
11:20 AMBuilding behaviour in Temnothorax albipennis
Antony S. Aleksiev, Ana B. Sendova-Franks, Nigel R. Franks
11:40 AMEmergence of the galleries network during nest building in Lasius niger
Etienne Toffin, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, David Di Paolo, Claire Detrain, Alexandre Campo
12:00 PMThe interaction between clustering behavior and environmental factors: the corpse clustering experimental paradigm revisited
Christian Jost, Julie Verret, Eric Casellas, Jacques Gautrais, Mélanie Challet, Jacques Lluc, Stéphane Blanco, Richard Fournier, Michael J. Clifton, Guy Theraulaz
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