Sunday, December 9, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Salon Two, Garden Ballroom, Second Floor (Town & Country)

Symposium: Connecting the Colony: Building Social Complexity through Pheromones

Organizer(s): Colin S. Brent,
Robert K. Vander Meer,
1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM 0182Chemical communication, collective problem solving and social insects
Jean-Louis Deneubourg,
2:00 PM 0183Fire ant pheromones: A model for intra-colony connectivity and cohesion
Robert K. Vander Meer,
2:25 PM0184Distinguishing friend from foe: The chemical ecology of nestmate recognition in the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)
Neil Tsutsui,
2:50 PM0185Mystery of the role of pheromones in termites
Ashok K. Raina,
3:15 PM 0187Social complexity through cuticular hydrocarbons in termites
A. G. Bagnères
3:40 PM Break
3:50 PM 0186Long-chained hydrocarbons as fertility signals in the major groups of social insects: Why it makes sense
Juergen Liebig,
4:15 PM 0187Neurogenomics of pheromone-mediated behavior in honey bees
Christina Grozinger,
4:40 PM0188Investigations into the role of pheromones in paper wasps and yellowjackets: Current status and future questions
Hal Reed,, Peter J. Landolt,
5:05 PM0189Pheromones, schmeromones: What it really takes to evolve complexity
Robert L Jeanne,
5:30 PM Concluding Remarks

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