Peter Nonacs

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Optimal reproductive-skew models fail to predict aggression in wasps
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:811-7. 2004
  2. pmc Kinship, greenbeards, and runaway social selection in the evolution of social insect cooperation
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:10808-15. 2011
  3. pmc Monogamy and high relatedness do not preferentially favor the evolution of cooperation
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 11:58. 2011
  4. doi request reprint The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 86:271-98. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Social heterosis and the maintenance of genetic diversity
    P Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Evol Biol 20:2253-65. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Tug-of-war has no borders: it is the missing model in reproductive skew theory
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Evolution 61:1244-50. 2007
  7. pmc Nepotism and brood reliability in the suppression of worker reproduction in the eusocial Hymenoptera
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Biol Lett 2:577-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Interspecific hybridization in ants: at the intersection of ecology, evolution, and behavior
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1606, USA
    Ecology 87:2143-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Transactional skew and assured fitness return models fail to predict patterns of cooperation in wasps
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Am Nat 167:467-80. 2006
  10. pmc Physiological variation as a mechanism for developmental caste-biasing in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee
    Karen M Kapheim
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 621 Charles E Young Dr South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1437-46. 2012

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc Optimal reproductive-skew models fail to predict aggression in wasps
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:811-7. 2004
    ..This illustrates that OSM tests using aggression or other non-reproductive behaviour as a metric for reproductive partitioning must demonstrate those links rather than assume them...
  2. pmc Kinship, greenbeards, and runaway social selection in the evolution of social insect cooperation
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:10808-15. 2011
    ..Suggestive examples in social evolution may be alloparental care and unicoloniality in ants. Differences in kin recognition mechanisms also can have consequences for maintenance of advantageous genetic diversity within populations...
  3. pmc Monogamy and high relatedness do not preferentially favor the evolution of cooperation
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 11:58. 2011
    ..The monogamy hypothesis may be the first case of such a flawed calculation...
  4. doi request reprint The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 86:271-98. 2011
    ..In the quest to assess whether skew theory can provide a framework for understanding the evolution of sociality, quantitative genetics will be a central tool in future research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Social heterosis and the maintenance of genetic diversity
    P Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Evol Biol 20:2253-65. 2007
    ..Social heterosis may also offer an alternative evolutionary pathway to cooperation that does not require clustering of related individuals, nepotistic favouritism towards kin, or overt reciprocity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Tug-of-war has no borders: it is the missing model in reproductive skew theory
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Evolution 61:1244-50. 2007
    ..The further development of alternative models to predict patterns of reproductive skew are highly recommended...
  7. pmc Nepotism and brood reliability in the suppression of worker reproduction in the eusocial Hymenoptera
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Biol Lett 2:577-9. 2006
    ..The stage at which brood are replaced can discriminate whether worker policing occurs owing to a preference for closer genetic kin, a preference for the more reliable brood or both...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interspecific hybridization in ants: at the intersection of ecology, evolution, and behavior
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1606, USA
    Ecology 87:2143-7. 2006
    ..The specific ecological advantages that favor the evolution of these reproductive modes remain to be discovered...
  9. ncbi request reprint Transactional skew and assured fitness return models fail to predict patterns of cooperation in wasps
    Peter Nonacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Am Nat 167:467-80. 2006
    ..Alternative, nontransactional hypotheses such as parental manipulation and kin recognition errors are discussed...
  10. pmc Physiological variation as a mechanism for developmental caste-biasing in a facultatively eusocial sweat bee
    Karen M Kapheim
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 621 Charles E Young Dr South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1437-46. 2012
    ..As these are key physiological predictors of social caste, our results provide evidence for developmental caste-biasing in a facultatively eusocial bee...
  11. ncbi request reprint Testing models of parental investment strategy and offspring size in ants
    Smadar Gilboa
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Oecologia 146:667-74. 2006
    ..By contrast, with flexible investment strategies such conflicts can be either absent or maladaptive...