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dc.contributor.authorGoodisman, Michael A. D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-09T20:33:21Z
dc.date.available2011-08-09T20:33:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/40477
dc.descriptionPresented on July 12, 2011 from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience (IBB), room 1128, Georgia Tech.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 54:34 minutes
dc.description.abstractBiological complexity has increased through a series of major evolutionary transitions. One of the most recent transitions occurred when individually reproducing organisms came together to form integrated social groups. The transition to sociality is best exemplified by the social insects, such as ants, social bees, social wasps, and termites. Social insects have been ranked as ‘among the greatest achievements of organic evolution’ because of the extraordinary levels of cooperation. In addition, social insects have been extremely successful ecologically. In this presentation, I will introduce the life history strategies and evolutionary significance of social insects. I will then discuss aspects of research within my group aimed at understanding the molecular basis underlying sociality, the nature of selection in social systems, the breeding biology of social animals, and the process of self-organization in social groups.en_US
dc.format.extent54:34 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPetit Institute Breakfast Club Seminar Series
dc.subjectAnten_US
dc.subjectBeeen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectEvolutionen_US
dc.subjectGeneticsen_US
dc.subjectInsecten_US
dc.subjectSocial behavioren_US
dc.subjectWaspen_US
dc.titleSocial Biology of Insectsen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Biology


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