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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 78 Citations 18,199 228 World Ranking 300 National Ranking 42

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Insect
  • Statistics

Francis L. W. Ratnieks mostly deals with Ecology, Worker policing, Hymenoptera, Foraging and Inclusive fitness. His study in Ecology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Reproduction and Demography. Zoology covers Francis L. W. Ratnieks research in Worker policing.

His Hymenoptera research integrates issues from Evolutionary biology and Mating. His Foraging study combines topics in areas such as Pheromone, Nest and Monomorium. His research in Inclusive fitness intersects with topics in Kin selection, Sex allocation, Kin recognition, Green-beard effect and Altruism.

His most cited work include:

  • Reproductive Harmony via Mutual Policing by Workers in Eusocial Hymenoptera (654 citations)
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN INSECT SOCIETIES (491 citations)
  • Worker policing in the honeybee (470 citations)

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

Francis L. W. Ratnieks mainly focuses on Ecology, Honey bee, Zoology, Foraging and Hymenoptera. His work in Nest, Worker policing, Aculeata, Animal ecology and Nectar is related to Ecology. His research investigates the connection between Worker policing and topics such as Inclusive fitness that intersect with problems in Altruism.

His Honey bee research incorporates elements of Toxicology, Brood and Honey Bees. As part of the same scientific family, Francis L. W. Ratnieks usually focuses on Foraging, concentrating on Pheromone and intersecting with Sex pheromone. His Hymenoptera research incorporates themes from Demography and Mating.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (63.19%)
  • Honey bee (29.97%)
  • Zoology (30.62%)

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

  • Ecology (63.19%)
  • Foraging (24.43%)
  • Honey bee (29.97%)

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

His primary areas of study are Ecology, Foraging, Honey bee, Nectar and Forage. His study involves Pollinator, Animal ecology, Biodiversity, Range and Species richness, a branch of Ecology. His studies deal with areas such as Resource, Lasius, Wildflower, Competition and Nest as well as Foraging.

His biological study deals with issues like Predation, which deal with fields such as Stingless bee, Eusociality, Zoology, Group living and Vigilance. His Honey bee research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Toxicology and Brood. Francis L. W. Ratnieks combines subjects such as Field experiment and Seasonality with his study of Nectar.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Reproductive Harmony via Mutual Policing by Workers in Eusocial Hymenoptera (654 citations)
  • Trail pheromones: an integrative view of their role in social insect colony organization. (113 citations)
  • The evolution of genetic odor-cue diversity in social Hymenoptera (84 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Insect

His main research concerns Ecology, Honey bee, Foraging, Pollinator and Waggle dance. All of his Ecology and Species richness, Hymenoptera, Interspecific competition, Eusociality and Apiary investigations are sub-components of the entire Ecology study. His work on Worker policing as part of general Eusociality study is frequently linked to Harmony, bridging the gap between disciplines.

Honey bee is a primary field of his research addressed under Zoology. Francis L. W. Ratnieks interconnects Pheromone, Communication, Sex pheromone, Complex adaptive system and Nectar in the investigation of issues within Foraging. His Pollinator study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Biodiversity, Forage and Urban ecology.

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Best Publications

Reproductive Harmony via Mutual Policing by Workers in Eusocial Hymenoptera

Francis L. W. Ratnieks.
The American Naturalist (2015)

777 Citations

Long-range foraging by the honey-bee, Apis mellifera L.

M. Beekman;F. L. W. Ratnieks.
Functional Ecology (2000)

643 Citations

Ancestral Monogamy Shows Kin Selection Is Key to the Evolution of Eusociality

William O. H. Hughes;Benjamin P. Oldroyd;Madeleine Beekman;Francis L. W. Ratnieks.
Science (2008)

632 Citations

Worker policing in the honeybee

Francis L. W. Ratnieks;P. Kirk Visscher.
Nature (1989)

607 Citations

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN INSECT SOCIETIES

Francis L.W. Ratnieks;Kevin R. Foster;Tom Wenseleers.
Annual Review of Entomology (2006)

607 Citations

Paternity in eusocial Hymenoptera

Jacobus J. Boomsma;Francis L. W. Ratnieks.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (1996)

491 Citations

Kin selection is the key to altruism

Kevin R. Foster;Tom Wenseleers;Francis L.W. Ratnieks.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2006)

411 Citations

An evolutionary ecology of individual differences

Sasha R. X. Dall;Alison M. Bell;Daniel I. Bolnick;Francis L. W. Ratnieks.
Ecology Letters (2012)

386 Citations

Clarity on honey bee collapse

Francis L. W. Ratnieks;Norman L. Carreck.
Science (2010)

317 Citations

Conflict in single-queen hymenopteran societies : the structure of conflict and processes that reduce conflict in advanced eusocial species

Francis L.W. Ratnieks;H.Kern Reeve.
Journal of Theoretical Biology (1992)

315 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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