Daniel Charbonneau

Daniel Charbonneau

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  1. Bengston, S., D Charbonneau, and A Dornhaus (in press).  Temnothorax. In: Starr, C.K. (ed), Encyclopedia of Social Insects. Springer, Cham.

  2. Leitner N, D Charbonneau, W Gronenberg and A Dornhaus. (2019). Peripheral sensory organs vary among ant workers but do not predict division of labor. Behavioural Processes 158

  3. Charbonneau D, T Sasaki and A Dornhaus. (2017). Who needs 'lazy' workers? Inactive workers act as a ‘reserve’ labor force, but inactive workers are not replaced when they are removed. PLOS ONE 12(9)

  4. Charbonneau D, C Poff, H Nguyen, MC. Shin, K Kierstead* and A Dornhaus. (2017). Who are the ‘lazy’ ants? Concurrently testing multiple hypotheses for the function of inactivity in social insects. Integr Comp Biol. 57(3)

  5. Leighton G, D Charbonneau and A Dornhaus. (2016). Task switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants. Behavioral Ecology 28(1)

  6. Charbonneau D and A Dornhaus. (2015). Workers “specialized” on inactivity: Behavioral consistency of inactive workers and their role in task allocation. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 69(9).

  7. Charbonneau D and A Dornhaus. (2015). When doing nothing is something. How task allocation strategies compromise between flexibility, efficiency, and inactive agents. J Bioeconomics 17(3)

  8. Charbonneau D, N Hillis* and A Dornhaus. (2015). 'Lazy' in nature: ant colony time budgets show high 'inactivity' in the field as well as in the lab. Insectes Sociaux 62(1)

  9. Charbonneau D, S Sosa, C Pasquaretta and J-L Guillaume, (2015), Emergence, organization and evolution of network structures through dynamic network analysis. In Sueur C Social Network Analysis Applied to Ethology and Ecology. Editions Materiologiques.

  10. Jeanson R, D Charbonneau, A Cini and C Pasquaretta, (2015), Interaction networks in social insects. In Sueur C Social Network Analysis Applied to Ethology and Ecology. Editions Materiologiques.

  11. Nguyen H, T Fasciano, D Charbonneau, A Dornhaus and MC Shin. (2014). Data Association Based Ant Tracking with Interactive Error Correction. WACV 2014: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision. [peer-reviewed conference paper]

  12. Charbonneau D, B Blonder and A Dornhaus. (2013). Social insects: a model system for network dynamics. In Holme P and S Jari. Temporal Networks. Springer books.

  13. Charbonneau D, F Lorenzetti, Y Mauffette and F Doyon. (2012). The influence of stand and landscape characteristics on forest tent caterpillar defoliation dynamics: the case of the 1999-2002 outbreak in northwestern Quebec. Can. J. For. Res. 42(11)


  1. Charbonneau D, N Hillis*, R Mohran* and A Dornhaus. Inactive workers show increased reproductive potential and bias for ‘self-serving’ tasks. Submitted to Animal Behavior

In prep

  1. Charbonneau D, D Tarpy, S Vojvodic and T Linksvayer. A day in the life of nurse: Uncovering honey bee nurse task cycles using high resolution behavioral data.

  2. Charbonneau D, S Pratt. Initiation and persistence of aggressive pinning during inter-colony conflict in Temnothorax rugatulus.

  3. Charbonneau D, T Sasaki and A Dornhaus. The roles of behavioral task groups during colony emigrations.

  4. Charbonneau D, T Ison*, T Linksvayer and A Dornhaus. A longitudinal study of task allocation and worker inactivity in Temnothorax rugatulus and Monomorium pharaonis.

  5. Charbonneau D, T Sasaki and T Linksvayer. Inactive workers, nest structure and colony behavior: How inactive workers may be acting as dynamic living barriers to the flow of information in social insect colonies.

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