Tom Wenseleers

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of worker reproduction and policing in eusocial hymenoptera supports relatedness theory
    Tom Wenseleers
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin, Germany
    Am Nat 168:E163-79. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Enforced altruism in insect societies
    Tom Wenseleers
    Institute for Advanced Study, 14193 Berlin, Germany
    Nature 444:50. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Nepotism absent in insect societies - or is it?
    Tom Wenseleers
    Laboratory of Entomology, Zoological Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Mol Ecol 16:3063-5. 2007
  4. pmc Tragedy of the commons in Melipona bees
    Tom Wenseleers
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S310-2. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolution. Policing insect societies
    Francis L W Ratnieks
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Science 307:54-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Kin selection is the key to altruism
    Kevin R Foster
    Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:57-60. 2006
  7. pmc Working-class royalty: bees beat the caste system
    Tom Wenseleers
    Zoological Institute, Laboratory of Entomology, University of Leuven, Naamsestraat 59, Leuven, Belgium
    Biol Lett 1:125-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Conflict resolution in insect societies
    Francis L W Ratnieks
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Annu Rev Entomol 51:581-608. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced?
    Francis L W Ratnieks
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:45-52. 2008

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of worker reproduction and policing in eusocial hymenoptera supports relatedness theory
    Tom Wenseleers
    Institute for Advanced Study, Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin, Germany
    Am Nat 168:E163-79. 2006
    ..Although our analysis provides strong overall support for the theory that relatedness affects kin conflict over male parentage, there is also significant residual variation. Several factors that may explain this variation are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Enforced altruism in insect societies
    Tom Wenseleers
    Institute for Advanced Study, 14193 Berlin, Germany
    Nature 444:50. 2006
    ..Cooperation among workers and their seeming altruism result from strict policing by nestmates...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nepotism absent in insect societies - or is it?
    Tom Wenseleers
    Laboratory of Entomology, Zoological Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium
    Mol Ecol 16:3063-5. 2007
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  4. pmc Tragedy of the commons in Melipona bees
    Tom Wenseleers
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S310-2. 2004
    ..Although a TOC is usually prevented by coercion, theory predicts that close kinship ties can also favour reduced exploitation. We test this prediction using data on a TOC occurring in Melipona bee societies...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolution. Policing insect societies
    Francis L W Ratnieks
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Science 307:54-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Kin selection is the key to altruism
    Kevin R Foster
    Laboratory of Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki 00014, Finland
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:57-60. 2006
    ..Here, we discuss what these articles say about kin selection and how it relates to the theory. We conclude that kin selection remains the key explanation for the evolution of altruism in eusocial insects...
  7. pmc Working-class royalty: bees beat the caste system
    Tom Wenseleers
    Zoological Institute, Laboratory of Entomology, University of Leuven, Naamsestraat 59, Leuven, Belgium
    Biol Lett 1:125-8. 2005
    ..In the stingless bee Schwarziana quadripunctata, some individuals reared in worker cells avoid a worker fate by developing into fully functional dwarf queens...
  8. ncbi request reprint Conflict resolution in insect societies
    Francis L W Ratnieks
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Annu Rev Entomol 51:581-608. 2006
    ..However, three key factors (kinship, coercion, and constraint) typically combine to limit the effects of reproductive conflict and often lead to complete resolution...
  9. ncbi request reprint Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced?
    Francis L W Ratnieks
    Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:45-52. 2008
    ..Here, we also consider the role of coercion in promoting altruism and cooperation in other social systems, such as vertebrate and human societies, and interspecific mutualisms...