Dynamics of social queues

Toyoizumi, Hiroshi and Field, Jeremy (2014) Dynamics of social queues. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 346. pp. 16-22. ISSN 0022-5193

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Abstract

Queues formed by social wasps to inherit the dominant position in the nest are analyzed by using a transient quasi-birth-and-death (QBD) process. We show that the extended nest lifespan due to division of labor between queen and helpers has a big impact on nest productivity.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0301 Biology
Depositing User: Tom Gittoes
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 21:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53274

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