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The Resource Ant encounters : interaction networks and colony behavior, Deborah M. Gordon

Ant encounters : interaction networks and colony behavior, Deborah M. Gordon

Label
Ant encounters : interaction networks and colony behavior
Title
Ant encounters
Title remainder
interaction networks and colony behavior
Statement of responsibility
Deborah M. Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How do ant colonies get anything done, when no one is in charge? An ant colony operates without a central control or hierarchy, and no ant directs another. Instead, ants decide what to do based on the rate, rhythm, and pattern of individual encounters and interactions - resulting in a dynamic network that coordinates the functions of the colony, Ant Encounters provides a revealing and accessible look into ant behavior from this complex systems perspective." "Focusing on the moment-to-moment behavior of ant colonies, Deborah Gordon investigates the role of interaction networks in regulating colony behavior and relations among ant colonies. She shows how ant behavior within and between colonies arises from local interactions of individuals, and how interaction networks develop as a colony grows older and larger. The more rapidly ants react to their encounters, the more sensitivity the entire colony responds to changing conditions. Gordon explores whether such reactive networks help a colony to survive and reproduce, how natural selection shapes colony networks, and how these structures compare to other analogous complex systems." "Ant Encounters sheds light on the organizational behavior, ecology, and evolution of these diverse and ubiquitous social insects."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Deborah
Dewey number
595.79/61782
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL568.F7
LC item number
G635 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL568.F7
NAL item number
G63 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Primers in complex systems
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ants
  • Insect societies
  • Ants
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Ants
  • Insect societies
  • Ameisenstaat
  • Ameisen
  • Ameisenstaat
Label
Ant encounters : interaction networks and colony behavior, Deborah M. Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ant colony as a complex system -- Colony organization -- Interaction networks -- Colony size -- Relations with neighbors -- Ant evolution -- Modeling ant behavior
Control code
ocn433548903
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780691138794
Lccn
2009031028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3164112
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691138794
  • (OCoLC)433548903
Label
Ant encounters : interaction networks and colony behavior, Deborah M. Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ant colony as a complex system -- Colony organization -- Interaction networks -- Colony size -- Relations with neighbors -- Ant evolution -- Modeling ant behavior
Control code
ocn433548903
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780691138794
Lccn
2009031028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
3164112
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691138794
  • (OCoLC)433548903

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