The Gordon Lab

The evolution of collective behavior

Gordon. The evolution of the algorithms for collective behavior

Gordon. The ecology of collective behavior

iBio research talk: The Evolution of Collective Behavior

Gordon. Natural selection on collective foraging behavior

Gordon. The fusion of ecology and behavioral ecology

Distributed organization in ant colonies


Gordon. Trail networks of turtle ants

Gordon. The dynamics of foraging trails in the tropical arboreal ant Cephalotes goniodontus

Colony identity

Esponda and Gordon. Distributed nestmate recognition in ants

Sturgis and Gordon. Which ants fight

Beyond division of labor

Gordon. From division of labor to collective behavior

How interactions regulate collective behavior

Anternet: The regulation of ant colony foraging activity without spatial information

Davidson et al. Harvester ants as leaky integrators

Davidson and Gordon. Spatial patterns of interaction

Monitoring a population of colonies

Ingram, et al. Colony life history and lifetime reproductive success of red harvester ant colonies

Ant genetics

Friedman and Gordon. Ant genetics: reproductive physiology, worker morphology, and behavior

Ingram, et al. Foraging gene expression

Ant-plant mutualisms

Pringle, E. et al. Water stress strengthens mutualism among ants, trees, and scale insects

Pringle, E. et al. Plant defense, herbivory, and the growth of Cordia alliodora trees and their symbiotic Azteca ant colonies

The spread of the invasive Argentine ant

Vonshak and Gordon. Intermediate disturbance promotes invasive ant abundance

Gordon, D. M. and N. E. Heller. The invasive Argentine ant in Northern California reserves: from foraging behavior to local spread

Fitzgerald, K. et al. Effects of vegetation cover, presence of a native ant species, and human disturbance on colonization by Argentine ants