Diverse communication strategies in bees as a window into adaptations to an unpredictable world.

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serval:BIB_72F661C741B5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Diverse communication strategies in bees as a window into adaptations to an unpredictable world.
Journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Author(s)
Alves D.A., George E.A., Kaur R., Brockmann A., Hrncir M., Grüter C.
ISSN
1091-6490 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0027-8424
Publication state
Published
Issued date
13/06/2023
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
120
Number
24
Pages
e2219031120
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Communication is a fundamental feature of animal societies and helps their members to solve the challenges they encounter, from exploiting food sources to fighting enemies or finding a new home. Eusocial bees inhabit a wide range of environments and they have evolved a multitude of communication signals that help them exploit resources in their environment efficiently. We highlight recent advances in our understanding of bee communication strategies and discuss how variation in social biology, such as colony size or nesting habits, and ecological conditions are important drivers of variation in communication strategies. Anthropogenic factors, such as habitat conversion, climate change, or the use of agrochemicals, are changing the world bees inhabit, and it is becoming clear that this affects communication both directly and indirectly, for example by affecting food source availability, social interactions among nestmates, and cognitive functions. Whether and how bees adapt their foraging and communication strategies to these changes represents a new frontier in bee behavioral and conservation research.
Keywords
Animals, Bees, Ecosystem, Acclimatization, Communication, anthropogenic change, communication, social bees
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