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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 31 Citations 3,862 164 World Ranking 4844 National Ranking 7

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Awards & Achievements

2017 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2012 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

2006 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2000 - Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Law
  • Social science

Raghavendra Gadagkar mostly deals with Ropalidia marginata, Eusociality, Ecology, Vespidae and Zoology. His Ropalidia marginata research incorporates elements of Demography, Insect, Ropalidia and Brood. His Eusociality study necessitates a more in-depth grasp of Hymenoptera.

His studies in Ecology integrate themes in fields like Division of labour, Queen and Dominance hierarchy. His Vespidae study combines topics in areas such as Aculeata and Animal ecology. The various areas that Raghavendra Gadagkar examines in his Reproduction study include Aggression and Sex pheromone.

His most cited work include:

  • Shape vision in bees: innate preference for flower-like patterns (174 citations)
  • Evolution of eusociality: the advantage of assured fitness returns (144 citations)
  • The social biology of Ropalidia marginata : toward understanding the evolution of eusociality (127 citations)

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

Raghavendra Gadagkar mainly investigates Ecology, Eusociality, Ropalidia marginata, Zoology and Nest. His Eusociality course of study focuses on Evolutionary biology and Polygyny. He has included themes like Queen, Pheromone, Sex pheromone, Dominance hierarchy and Vespidae in his Ropalidia marginata study.

His Zoology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Sociality and Larva. His Nest study which covers Division of labour that intersects with Demography. Raghavendra Gadagkar has researched Hymenoptera in several fields, including Kin selection and Caste.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (69.55%)
  • Eusociality (63.67%)
  • Ropalidia marginata (64.36%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Ropalidia marginata (64.36%)
  • Eusociality (63.67%)
  • Zoology (46.71%)

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

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ropalidia marginata, Eusociality, Zoology, Ecology and Nest. His Ropalidia marginata research incorporates themes from Evolutionary biology, Demography, Genetic relatedness and Body size. Eusociality is closely attributed to Ropalidia in his research.

Many of his research projects under Ecology are closely connected to Geography with Geography, tying the diverse disciplines of science together. His study explores the link between Foraging and topics such as Homing that cross with problems in Hymenoptera. His work investigates the relationship between Nest and topics such as Division of labour that intersect with problems in Genealogy, Brood and Queen.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Emergence of cooperation and division of labor in the primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata. (12 citations)
  • WASPnest: a worldwide assessment of social Polistine nesting behavior. (11 citations)
  • Homing in a tropical social wasp: role of spatial familiarity, motivation and age. (10 citations)

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

  • Ecology
  • Law
  • Social science

His primary scientific interests are in Ropalidia marginata, Eusociality, Zoology, Ecology and Nest. His work carried out in the field of Ropalidia marginata brings together such families of science as Kin selection, Demography and Selection. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Spite and Genetic Fitness.

His study connects Predation and Zoology. His is doing research in Foraging and Paper wasp, both of which are found in Ecology. His Nest study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Larva, Negative correlation, Reproduction, Division of labour and Brood.

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Best Publications

Shape vision in bees: innate preference for flower-like patterns

M. Lehrer;George Adrian Horridge;S. W. Zhang;Raghavendra Gadagkar.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (1995)

228 Citations

The social biology of Ropalidia marginata : toward understanding the evolution of eusociality

Raghavendra Gadagkar.
(2001)

218 Citations

Belonogaster, Mischocyttarus, Parapolybia and independent-founding Ropalidia

R. Gadagkar.
The social biology of wasps (1991)

212 Citations

Evolution of eusociality: the advantage of assured fitness returns

Raghavendra Gadagkar.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (1990)

192 Citations

The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata

Raghavendra Gadagkar.
(2001)

148 Citations

Kin recognition in social insects and other animals—A review of recent findings and a consideration of their relevance for the theory of kin selection

Raghavendra Gadagkar.
Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Animal sciences (1985)

120 Citations

Quantitative Ethology of Social Wasps: Time-Activity Budgets and Caste Differentiation in Ropalidia Marginata (Lep.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Raghavendra Gadagkar;N.V. Joshi.
Animal Behaviour (1983)

108 Citations

On testing the role of genetic asymmetries created by haplodiploidy in the evolution of eusociality in the Hymenoptera

Raghavendra Gadagkar.
Journal of Genetics (1991)

92 Citations

Survival Strategies: Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies

Raghavendra Gadagkar.
(1997)

91 Citations

Choosing an appropriate index to construct dominance hierarchies in animal societies: a comparison of three indices

Alok Bang;Sujata Deshpande;Annagiri Sumana;Raghavendra Gadagkar;Raghavendra Gadagkar.
Animal Behaviour (2010)

91 Citations

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