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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 83 Citations 24,346 256 World Ranking 224 National Ranking 9

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Ecology
  • Genetics

Laurent Keller focuses on Ecology, Zoology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics and Eusociality. His work in Ecology addresses issues such as Social organization, which are connected to fields such as Social evolution. His research integrates issues of Longevity and Polygyny, Formica exsecta in his study of Zoology.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Life history, Selection, Argentine ant, Caste determination and Gene flow in addition to Evolutionary biology. His study focuses on the intersection of Genetics and fields such as ANT with connections in the field of Melanogaster, Drosophila melanogaster and Reactive oxygen species. His study explores the link between Eusociality and topics such as Kin selection that cross with problems in Altruism, Group selection, Sex ratio, Sex allocation and Competitive altruism.

His most cited work include:

  • The evolution of cooperation and altruism – a general framework and a classification of models (608 citations)
  • Communication in bacteria: an ecological and evolutionary perspective. (596 citations)
  • Pleiotropy in the melanocortin system, coloration and behavioural syndromes. (566 citations)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Zoology, Evolutionary biology, Genetics and Hymenoptera. He combines subjects such as Sex ratio and Polygyny with his study of Ecology. His work deals with themes such as Monogyny, Biological dispersal and Gyne, which intersect with Polygyny.

His Zoology research includes elements of Kin selection and Reproductive success. His Evolutionary biology research includes themes of Population genetics, Eusociality, Genome, Selection and Genetic variation. As part of one scientific family, Laurent Keller deals mainly with the area of Genetics, narrowing it down to issues related to the Fire ant, and often Social organization.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (45.69%)
  • Zoology (28.17%)
  • Evolutionary biology (26.65%)

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

  • Evolutionary biology (26.65%)
  • Genetics (17.26%)
  • Ecology (45.69%)

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

Laurent Keller spends much of his time researching Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Ecology, Zoology and Gene. His Evolutionary biology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Eusociality, Genome, Molecular evolution, Phylogenetics and Selection. His studies in Eusociality integrate themes in fields like Insect and Genomics.

In his work, Fecundity is strongly intertwined with Biological dispersal, which is a subfield of Ecology. His study in Zoology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Competition and Larva. His study on Gene also encompasses disciplines like

  • Ageing which is related to area like Model organism,
  • Longevity and related Senescence and Reproduction.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Robust DNA Methylation in the Clonal Raider Ant Brain (93 citations)
  • Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in a eusocial insect (88 citations)
  • The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communities (69 citations)

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

  • Gene
  • Ecology
  • Genetics

His main research concerns Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Ecology, Insect and Social evolution. His Evolutionary biology study incorporates themes from Phenotype, Biological evolution, Biological dispersal and Phylogenetics. His Genetics study deals with Eusociality intersecting with Social network, Neuroscience, Social group and Social animal.

His Ecology study frequently draws connections between adjacent fields such as Zoology. His Insect research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Courtship, Communication, Sex pheromone, Lasius and Disease. His Social evolution research incorporates themes from Kin selection, Demography, Inclusive fitness, Reproductive success and Harm.

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Top Publications

Communication in bacteria: an ecological and evolutionary perspective.

Laurent Keller;Michael G. Surette.
Nature Reviews Microbiology (2006)

793 Citations

The evolution of cooperation and altruism – a general framework and a classification of models

L. Lehmann;L. Lehmann;L. Keller.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2006)

761 Citations

Pleiotropy in the melanocortin system, coloration and behavioural syndromes.

Anne-Lyse Ducrest;Laurent Keller;Alexandre Roulin.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2008)

654 Citations

Partitioning of reproduction in animal societies.

L Keller;H K Reeve.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1994)

523 Citations

Evolution of supercolonies: the Argentine ants of southern Europe.

Tatiana Giraud;Jes S. Pedersen;Laurent Keller.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2002)

509 Citations

Levels of selection in evolution

Laurent Keller.
(1999)

505 Citations

The role of queen pheromones in social insects: queen control or queen signal?

Laurent Keller;Peter Nonacs.
Animal Behaviour (1993)

502 Citations

Extraordinary lifespans in ants: a test of evolutionary theories of ageing

Laurent Keller;Laurent Keller;Michel Genoud.
Nature (1997)

476 Citations

Selfish genes: a green beard in the red fire ant

Laurent Keller;Kenneth G. Ross.
Nature (1998)

441 Citations

Ant-like task allocation and recruitment in cooperative robots.

Michael J. B. Krieger;Michael J. B. Krieger;Jean-Bernard Billeter;Laurent Keller.
Nature (2000)

435 Citations

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