Jennifer Fewell

President's Professor

  • 3144 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1987 …2020
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Research Output 1987 2018

  • 3144 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
  • 67 Article
  • 2 Chapter
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological drivers and reproductive consequences of non-kin cooperation by ant queens

Haney, B. R. & Fewell, J., Apr 24 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Oecologia. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

queen insects
ant
polygyny
nests
nest
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)
Ants
allometry
Causality
ant
walking
4 Citations (Scopus)

Sociality in bees

Wcislo, W. & Fewell, J., Jan 1 2017, Comparative Social Evolution. Cambridge University Press, p. 50-83 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Bees
Apoidea
nests
Social Class
flowers
2016
2 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution and origin of intraspecific social variation in the California harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus

Overson, R., Fewell, J. & Gadau, J., Jul 25 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Insectes Sociaux. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
queen insects
ant
polygyny
polyandry
5 Citations (Scopus)

Gene expression and variation in social aggression by queens of the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus

Helmkampf, M., Mikheyev, A. S., Kang, Y., Fewell, J. & Gadau, J., Aug 1 2016, In : Molecular Ecology. 25, 15, p. 3716-3730 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
Ants
aggression
Aggression
queen insects
7 Citations (Scopus)

Scaling of work and energy use in social insect colonies

Fewell, J. & Harrison, J., Mar 28 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect colonies
social insect
social insects
energy use
group size
9 Citations (Scopus)

The foundress's dilemma: Group selection for cooperation among queens of the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus

Shaffer, Z., Sasaki, T., Haney, B., Janssen, M., Pratt, S. & Fewell, J., Jul 28 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 29828.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ants
Vulnerable Populations
Population Density
Population
Phenotype
2015
2 Citations (Scopus)
social parasitism
host-parasite interaction
Evolutionary Dynamics
Coexistence
parasite
48 Citations (Scopus)

Infectious disease and group size: More than just a numbers game

Nunn, C. L., Jordan, F., Mc-Cabe, C. M., Verdolin, J. L. & Fewell, J., May 26 2015, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370, 1669

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infectious disease
group size
infectious diseases
Communicable Diseases
disease spread
3 Citations (Scopus)

Social Biomimicry: what do ants and bees tell us about organization in the natural world?

Fewell, J., Sep 10 2015, In : Journal of Bioeconomics. 17, 3, p. 207-216 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social insect
work organization
group decision
group membership
bee
2014
11 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral transitions with the evolution of cooperative nest founding by harvester ant queens

Overson, R., Gadau, J., Clark, R. M., Pratt, S. & Fewell, J., Jan 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68, 1, p. 21-30 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
queen insects
cooperatives
ant
nest

Response to comments on the dynamics of network dynamics

Pinter-Wollman, N., Hobson, E. A., Smith, J. E., Edelman, A. J., Shizuka, D., De Silva, S., Waters, J. S., Prager, S. D., Sasaki, T., Wittemyer, G., Fewell, J. & McDonald, D. B., Mar 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 2, p. 260-261 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Social dynamics drive selection in cooperative associations of ant queens

Clark, R. M. & Fewell, J., Jul 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 1, p. 117-123 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

queen insects
cooperatives
ant
fitness
aggression
156 Citations (Scopus)

The dynamics of animal social networks: Analytical, conceptual, and theoretical advances

Pinter-Wollman, N., Hobson, E. A., Smith, J. E., Edelman, A. J., Shizuka, D., De Silva, S., Waters, J. S., Prager, S. D., Sasaki, T., Wittemyer, G., Fewell, J. & McDonald, D. B., 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology. 25, 2, p. 242-255 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social networks
social network
animal
animals
network analysis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Transitioning from unstable to stable colony growth in the desert leafcutter ant Acromyrmex versicolor

Clark, R. M. & Fewell, J., Jan 2014, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68, 1, p. 163-171 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acromyrmex
ant
deserts
Formicidae
desert
2013
9 Citations (Scopus)

Colony-size effects on task organization in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus

Holbrook, C. T., Eriksson, T. H., Overson, R. P., Gadau, J. & Fewell, J., 2013, In : Insectes Sociaux. 60, 2, p. 191-201 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
polyethism
size effect
ant
organization of work
6 Citations (Scopus)

Increased group size promotes task specialization in a normally solitary halictine bee

Holbrook, C. T., Kukuk, P. F. & Fewell, J., 2013, In : Behaviour. 150, 12, p. 1449-1466 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary bees
polyethism
Bees
group size
Sociobiology
2012
62 Citations (Scopus)

Basketball teams as strategic networks.

Fewell, J., Armbruster, H., Ingraham, J., Petersen, A. & Waters, J. S., 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 11, e47445.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Basketball
Entropy
Cluster Analysis
entropy
Fluxes
25 Citations (Scopus)
social insect
Gene Regulatory Networks
social insects
Insects
gene
30 Citations (Scopus)

Information processing in social insect networks

Waters, J. S. & Fewell, J., Jul 16 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 7, e40337.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect colonies
social insects
Automatic Data Processing
Social Support
Insects
2011
49 Citations (Scopus)

Division of labor increases with colony size in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus

Holbrook, C. T., Barden, P. M. & Fewell, J., Sep 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology. 22, 5, p. 960-966 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
insect colonies
polyethism
labor division
ant
16 Citations (Scopus)

Mathematical modeling on obligate mutualism: Interactions between leaf-cutter ants and their fungus garden

Kang, Y., Clark, R., Makiyama, M. & Fewell, J., Nov 21 2011, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 289, 1, p. 116-127 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mutualism
cutters
Symbiosis
Ants
mutualism
2010
47 Citations (Scopus)

Allometric scaling of metabolism, growth, and activity in whole colonies of the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus

Waters, J. S., Holbrook, C. T., Fewell, J. & Harrison, J., Oct 2010, In : American Naturalist. 176, 4, p. 501-510 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex californicus
social environment
ant
metabolism
seed
2009
20 Citations (Scopus)

Emergence and consequences of division of labor in associations of normally solitary sweat bees

Tate Holbrook, C., Clark, R. M., Jeanson, R., Bertram, S. M., Kukuk, P. F. & Fewell, J., Apr 2009, In : Ethology. 115, 4, p. 301-310 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Halictidae
polyethism
labor division
bee
eclosion
11 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling the maintenance of a dependent lineage system: The influence of positive frequency-dependent selection on sex ratio

Anderson, K. E., Smith, C. R., Linksvayer, T. A., Mott, B. M., Gadau, J. & Fewell, J., Aug 2009, In : Evolution. 63, 8, p. 2142-2152 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Ratio
Social Class
sex ratio
Spermatozoa
Maintenance
2008
25 Citations (Scopus)

Division of labour and socially induced changes in response thresholds in associations of solitary halictine bees

Jeanson, R., Clark, R. M., Holbrook, C. T., Bertram, S. M., Fewell, J. & Kukuk, P. F., Sep 2008, In : Animal Behaviour. 76, 3, p. 593-602 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solitary bees
polyethism
labor division
bee
Apoidea
29 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of the social context on division of labor in ant foundress associations

Jeanson, R. & Fewell, J., 2008, In : Behavioral Ecology. 19, 3, p. 567-574 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polyethism
Ants
labor division
queen insects
ant
10 Citations (Scopus)

Large fitness benefits from polyandry in the honey bee, Apis mellifera

Oldroyd, B. P. & Fewell, J., Feb 2008, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23, 2, p. 59-60 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Sexual Behavior
oviparity
Oviparity
Appetitive Behavior
ovipary
2007
89 Citations (Scopus)

Emergence of increased division of labor as a function of group size

Jeanson, R., Fewell, J., Gorelick, R. & Bertram, S. M., Dec 2007, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 62, 2, p. 289-298 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polyethism
labor division
group size
eclosion
Advisory Committees
197 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic diversity promotes homeostasis in insect colonies

Oldroyd, B. P. & Fewell, J., Aug 2007, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 22, 8, p. 408-413 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect colonies
polyandry
homeostasis
multiple mating
insect
2006
16 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral regulation of genetic caste determination in a Pogonomyrmex population with dependent lineages

Clark, R. M., Anderson, K. E., Gadau, J. & Fewell, J., 2006, In : Ecology. 87, 9, p. 2201-2206 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex
caste determination
caste
queen insects
egg
49 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution and evolution of genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex seed-harvester ants

Anderson, K. E., Gadau, J., Mott, B. M., Johnson, R. A., Altamirano, A., Strehl, C. & Fewell, J., 2006, In : Ecology. 87, 9, p. 2171-2184 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pogonomyrmex
caste determination
caste
ant
seed
31 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental physiology of the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honeybees

Harrison, J., Fewell, J., Anderson, K. E. & Loper, G. M., Dec 2006, In : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 46, 6, p. 1110-1122 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecophysiology
honey bees
thorax
nectar
overwintering
19 Citations (Scopus)
Genetic Load
Ants
Social Class
Seeds
Population
2005
45 Citations (Scopus)

Emergence of division of labour in halictine bees: Contributions of social interactions and behavioural variance

Jeanson, R., Kukuk, P. F. & Fewell, J., Nov 2005, In : Animal Behaviour. 70, 5, p. 1183-1193 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polyethism
labor division
bee
eclosion
Apoidea
2004
22 Citations (Scopus)
Pogonomyrmex californicus
polyethism
Ants
labor division
queen insects
38 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic variation and task specialization in the desert leaf-cutter ant, Acromyrmex versicolor

Julian, G. E. & Fewell, J., Jul 2004, In : Animal Behaviour. 68, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acromyrmex
cutters
polyethism
ant
genetic variation
36 Citations (Scopus)

Normalized mutual entropy in biology: Quantifying division of labor

Gorelick, R., Bertram, S. M., Killeen, P. R. & Fewell, J., Nov 2004, In : American Naturalist. 164, 5, p. 677-682 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

labor division
entropy
Biological Sciences
predator-prey relationships
rendering
2003
13 Citations (Scopus)

Colony response to graded resource changes: An analytical model of the influence of genotype, environment, and dominance

Bertram, S. M., Gorelick, R. & Fewell, J., Sep 2003, In : Theoretical Population Biology. 64, 2, p. 151-162 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pollen
dominance (genetics)
genotype
Genotype
pollen
54 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of load type (pollen or nectar) and load mass on hovering metabolic rate and mechanical power output in the honey bee Apis mellifera

Feuerbacher, E., Fewell, J., Roberts, S. P., Smith, E. F. & Harrison, J., Jun 2003, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 206, 11, p. 1855-1865 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plant Nectar
Honey
Bees
honey
nectar
54 Citations (Scopus)

Juvenile hormone and division of labor in honey bee colonies: Effects of allatectomy on flight behavior and metabolism

Sullivan, J. P., Fahrbach, S. E., Harrison, J., Capaldi, E. A., Fewell, J. & Robinson, G. E., Jul 2003, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 206, 13, p. 2287-2296 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

flight behavior
Juvenile Hormones
polyethism
Honey
honey bee colonies
174 Citations (Scopus)

Social insect networks

Fewell, J., Sep 26 2003, In : Science. 301, 5641, p. 1867-1870 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Insects
2002
69 Citations (Scopus)
Honey
Bees
Air
Metabolism
Temperature
27 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for genetic variation in worker task performance by African and European honey bees

Fewell, J. & Bertram, S. M., Sep 1 2002, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 52, 4, p. 318-325 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Honey
Bees
Task Performance and Analysis
honey
bee
115 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic determination of the queen caste in an ant hybrid zone

Julian, G. E., Fewell, J., Gadau, J., Johnson, R. A. & Larrabee, D., Jun 11 2002, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 99, 12, p. 8157-8160 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ants
Social Class
Sympatry
Social Behavior
Infertility
4 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling insect societies: From genes to colony behavior

Huang, Z. Y. & Fewell, J., Sep 1 2002, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 17, 9, p. 403-404 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect colonies
ecological modeling
insect
insects
gene
2001
488 Citations (Scopus)

Models of division of labor in social insects

Beshers, S. N. & Fewell, J., 2001, In : Annual Review of Entomology. 46, p. 413-440 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polyethism
social insect
labor division
social insects
experiment
2000
49 Citations (Scopus)
honeybee
Bees
Task Performance and Analysis
Pollen
Apis mellifera
21 Citations (Scopus)

Sex ratio determination by queens and workers in the ant Pheidole desertorum

Helms, K. R., Fewell, J. & Rissing, S. W., 2000, In : Animal Behaviour. 59, 3, p. 523-527 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pheidole
queen insects
sex ratio
ant
rearing
1999
49 Citations (Scopus)
polyethism
honeybee
Bees
labor division
Pollen