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Risk preference during collective decision making: ant colonies make risk-indifferent collective choices

Hübner, Carolin and Czaczkes, Tomer J. (2017) Risk preference during collective decision making: ant colonies make risk-indifferent collective choices. Animal Behaviour 132, pp. 21-28.

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Abstract

The study of how animals respond to risk has had a strong influence on our understanding of animal behaviour. By risk, we refer to a situation where organisms must exploit a resource with an unstable quality. Animals may have different risk preferences: they may be risk seeking (e.g. prefer a gamble of 2 or 4 versus a safe bet of 3), risk averse or risk insensitive. Among invertebrates, bees are ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
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10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.08.003DOI
Keywords:LASIUS-NIGER; TRAIL PHEROMONES; SOCIAL INFORMATION; FORAGING BEHAVIOR; FOOD RECRUITMENT; BUMBLE BEES; SENSITIVITY; HONEYBEES; VARIABILITY; VARIANCE; bandit problem; collective behaviour; group decision making; Lasius niger; risk preference; social insects
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39705
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