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dc.contributor.authorSchaerf, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorMyerscough, Mary Ren
dc.contributor.authorMakinson, James Cen
dc.contributor.authorBeekman, Madeleineen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T14:18:00Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationAnimal Behaviour, 82(5), p. 995-1013en
dc.identifier.issn0003-3472en
dc.identifier.issn1095-8282en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18277en
dc.description.abstractWe present an agent-based model for the nest site selection process of the open-nesting red dwarf honeybee, 'Apis florea'. Our main aim was to determine how nest site requirements affect the bees' decision-making process. We either calculated our model parameters from experimental data or chose them so that our model would generate similar numbers of dancing bees and dance followers to those observed in real swarms with access to an abundance of suitable nest sites in all directions. We found that 'A. florea' is less capable of making a collective decision on a new nest site when the area occupied by suitable sites is small compared to when suitable sites are abundant. Increasing the use of information regarding the location of potential nest sites or the accuracy of the information available enhanced the decision-making ability of 'A. florea' when nest sites were scarce. We also found that swarm guidance might be hindered when suitable nest site areas are wide apart. We therefore examined two possible mechanisms for increasing directional agreement among dancers: mimicry of unverified dance information and self-regulation by inhibiting or changing dance behaviour based on observations of other dances. We show that, even at low levels, dance mimicry greatly enhances the ability of an 'A. florea' swarm to make a decision and reduces the time to make a decision. However, in the presence of mimicry errors propagate through the swarm. Self-regulation had little or no effect, probably because of the overall low levels of dance activity present on the swarm at any given time. Our model results suggest that 'A. florea's' decision-making process allows swarms to locate a new nest site provided nest sites are abundant, even when they are of similar quality.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofAnimal Behaviouren
dc.titleInaccurate and unverified information in decision making: a model for the nest site selection process of 'Apis florea'en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.07.034en
dc.subject.keywordsBiological Mathematicsen
dc.subject.keywordsAnimal Behaviouren
dc.subject.keywordsBehavioural Ecologyen
local.contributor.firstnameTimothyen
local.contributor.firstnameMary Ren
local.contributor.firstnameJames Cen
local.contributor.firstnameMadeleineen
local.subject.for2008010202 Biological Mathematicsen
local.subject.for2008060201 Behavioural Ecologyen
local.subject.for2008060801 Animal Behaviouren
local.subject.seo2008970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciencesen
local.subject.seo2008970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Science and Technologyen
local.profile.emailtschaerf@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20151208-150248en
local.publisher.placeLondon, United Kingdomen
local.format.startpage995en
local.format.endpage1013en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume82en
local.identifier.issue5en
local.title.subtitlea model for the nest site selection process of 'Apis florea'en
local.contributor.lastnameSchaerfen
local.contributor.lastnameMyerscoughen
local.contributor.lastnameMakinsonen
local.contributor.lastnameBeekmanen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:18480en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleInaccurate and unverified information in decision makingen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.grantdescriptionARC/DP0984731en
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local.search.authorSchaerf, Timothyen
local.search.authorMyerscough, Mary Ren
local.search.authorMakinson, James Cen
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