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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution D-index 34 Citations 4,540 69 World Ranking 3981 National Ranking 436

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Gene

Andrew F. G. Bourke mainly investigates Ecology, Kin selection, Habitat, Social evolution and Range. His work often combines Ecology and Bombus terrestris studies. His Kin selection research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Eusociality, Hymenoptera and Polygyny.

Andrew F. G. Bourke has researched Habitat in several fields, including Leptothorax acervorum and Foraging. His research integrates issues of Sociality and Inclusive fitness in his study of Social evolution. His research in Range intersects with topics in Population density and Agronomy.

His most cited work include:

  • Principles of Social Evolution (355 citations)
  • The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization (232 citations)
  • The influence of sociality on the conservation biology of social insects (191 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Ecology, Kin selection, Bombus terrestris, Inclusive fitness and Bumblebee. His Ecology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Zoology and Polygyny. His work carried out in the field of Polygyny brings together such families of science as Sex allocation, Monogyny, Reproduction, Animal ecology and Leptothorax acervorum.

As a part of the same scientific family, he mostly works in the field of Kin selection, focusing on Genetics and, on occasion, Fire ant. In Inclusive fitness, Andrew F. G. Bourke works on issues like Social evolution, which are connected to Sociality. His Foraging study combines topics in areas such as Nest, Range and Habitat.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (61.54%)
  • Kin selection (27.47%)
  • Bombus terrestris (25.27%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2014-2021)?

  • Eusociality (19.78%)
  • Ecology (61.54%)
  • Bumblebee (20.88%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Eusociality, Ecology, Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris and Inclusive fitness. When carried out as part of a general Ecology research project, his work on Habitat and Foraging is frequently linked to work in Pollinator and Reproduction, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study. His work in the fields of Habitat, such as Habitat destruction, overlaps with other areas such as Crop production.

His Inclusive fitness research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Altruism, Social evolution, Demography and Kin selection. His Demography research incorporates themes from Inheritance and Sex ratio. His studies deal with areas such as Gene rearrangement, Genome, Hymenoptera, Caste determination and Key as well as Evolutionary biology.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization (232 citations)
  • Bumblebee family lineage survival is enhanced in high-quality landscapes (100 citations)
  • Effects of habitat composition and landscape structure on worker foraging distances of five bumble bee species. (56 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Gene

His primary areas of study are Foraging, Bumblebee, Ecology, Bombus terrestris and Pollinator. The Foraging study combines topics in areas such as Vitellogenin and Genetics. His Ecology research focuses on Habitat in particular.

His Habitat study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Restoration ecology, Conservation biology and Ecological genetics. His Eusociality research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Evolutionary biology, Gene rearrangement, Honey bee and Genomics. The study of Forage is intertwined with the study of Range in a number of ways.

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Best Publications

Principles of Social Evolution

Andrew F. G. Bourke.
(2011)

545 Citations

The influence of sociality on the conservation biology of social insects

Roselle E. Chapman;Andrew F. G. Bourke.
Ecology Letters (2001)

290 Citations

The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization

Ben M Sadd;Ben M Sadd;Seth M Barribeau;Seth M Barribeau;Guy Bloch;Dirk C. de Graaf.
Genome Biology (2015)

265 Citations

The Ecology of Communal Breeding: The Case of Multiple-Queen Leptothoracine Ants

Andrew F. G. Bourke;Jürgen Heinze.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (1994)

251 Citations

Kin conflict over caste determination in social Hymenoptera

Andrew F. G. Bourke;Francis L. W. Ratnieks.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (1999)

189 Citations

Genetic analysis of spatial foraging patterns and resource sharing in bumble bee pollinators

R. E. Chapman;J. Wang;A. F. G. Bourke.
Molecular Ecology (2003)

188 Citations

The validity and value of inclusive fitness theory.

Andrew F. G. Bourke.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2011)

170 Citations

Parentage, reproductive skew and queen turnover in a multiple-queen ant analysed with microsatellites.

Andrew F. G. Bourke;Harriet A. A. Green;Michael W. Bruford.
Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (1997)

165 Citations

Landscape context not patch size determines bumble-bee density on flower mixtures sown for agri-environment schemes

Matthew S. Heard;Claire Carvell;N. L. Carreck;Peter Rothery.
Biology Letters (2007)

164 Citations

Kin Selection and the Evolutionary Theory of Aging

Andrew F. G. Bourke.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (2007)

162 Citations

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