Dynamics of social queues

Hiroshi Toyoizumi, Jeremy Field

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Volume346
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 7

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Quasi-birth-and-death Process
Life Span
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death

Keywords

  • Division of labor
  • Quasi-birth-and-death process
  • Social queue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Applied Mathematics

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Dynamics of social queues. / Toyoizumi, Hiroshi; Field, Jeremy.

In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 346, 07.04.2014, p. 16-22.

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Toyoizumi, Hiroshi ; Field, Jeremy. / Dynamics of social queues. In: Journal of Theoretical Biology. 2014 ; Vol. 346. pp. 16-22.
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