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Dr Jennifer Jandt

Jandt

Email jenny.jandt@otago.ac.nz

Phone 64-3-479-7608

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Teaching

Research Interests

  • Behavioural ecology and evolution of social insects
  • Development and function of personality differences in social insects – individuals and colonies
  • Mechanisms that facilitate the evolutionary shift from solitary to social behaviour in Vespid wasps
  • Environmental influences (e.g., climate) on development and performance of bees and wasps
  • German yellowjacket biology, invasiveness, and population structures
  • Group behavioural patterns applied to swarm robotics

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Publications

Miller, S. E., Bluher, S. E., Bell, E., Cini, A., Carvalho da Silva, R. C., Rodrigues de Souza, A., … Jandt, J., … Sheehan, M. J. (2018). WASPnest: A worldwide assessment of social Polistine nesting behavior [Data paper]. Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2448

Jandt, J. M., Suryanarayanan, S., Hermanson, J. C., Jeanne, R. L., & Toth, A. L. (2017). Maternal and nourishment factors interact to influence offspring developmental trajectories in social wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 284(1857), 20170651. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0651

Jandt, J. M., & Gordon, D. M. (2016). The behavioral ecology of variation in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 15, 40-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2016.02.012

Jandt, J. M., & Toth, A. L. (2015). Physiological and genomic mechanisms of social organization in wasps (Family: Vespidae). In A. Zayed & C. F. Kent (Eds.), Advances in insect physiology (Vol. 48). (pp. 95-130). London, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.aiip.2015.01.003

Jandt, J. M., Thomson, J. L., Geffre, A. C., & Toth, A. L. (2015). Lab rearing environment perturbs social traits: A case study with Polistes wasps. Behavioral Ecology, 26(5), 1274-1284. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv082

Chapter in Book - Research

Jandt, J. M., & Toth, A. L. (2015). Physiological and genomic mechanisms of social organization in wasps (Family: Vespidae). In A. Zayed & C. F. Kent (Eds.), Advances in insect physiology (Vol. 48). (pp. 95-130). London, UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.aiip.2015.01.003

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Journal - Research Article

Jandt, J. M., Suryanarayanan, S., Hermanson, J. C., Jeanne, R. L., & Toth, A. L. (2017). Maternal and nourishment factors interact to influence offspring developmental trajectories in social wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 284(1857), 20170651. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0651

Jandt, J. M., & Gordon, D. M. (2016). The behavioral ecology of variation in social insects. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 15, 40-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2016.02.012

Jandt, J. M., Thomson, J. L., Geffre, A. C., & Toth, A. L. (2015). Lab rearing environment perturbs social traits: A case study with Polistes wasps. Behavioral Ecology, 26(5), 1274-1284. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv082

Jandt, J. M., Hunt, E. M., & McGlynn, T. P. (2015). Intraspecific food-robbing and neighborhood competition: Consequences for anti-robber vigilance and colony productivity. Biotropica, 47(4), 491-496. doi: 10.1111/btp.12234

McGlynn, T. P., Graham, R., Wilson, J., Emerson, J., Jandt, J. M., & Jahren, A. H. (2015). Distinct types of foragers in the ant Ectatomma ruidum: Typical foragers and furtive thieves. Animal Behaviour, 109, 243-247. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.08.024

Sheehan, M. J., Botero, C. A., Hendry, T. A., Sedio, B. E., Jandt, J. M., Weiner, S., … Tibbetts, E. A. (2015). Different axes of environmental variation explain the presence vs. extent of cooperative nest founding associations in Polistes paper wasps. Ecology Letters, 18(10), 1057-1067. doi: 10.1111/ele.12488

Jandt, J. M., & Dornhaus, A. (2014). Bumblebee response thresholds and body size: Does worker diversity increase colony performance? Animal Behaviour, 87, 97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.10.017

Bengston, S. E., & Jandt, J. M. (2014). The development of collective personality: The ontogenetic drivers of behavioral variation across groups. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution, 2, 81. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00081

Jandt, J. M., Tibbetts, E. A., & Toth, A. L. (2014). Polistes paper wasps: A model genus for the study of social dominance hierarchies. Insectes Sociaux, 61(1), 11-27. doi: 10.1007/s00040-013-0328-0

Jandt, J. M., Bengston, S., Pinter-Wollman, N., Pruitt, J. N., Raine, N. E., Dornhaus, A., & Sih, A. (2014). Behavioural syndromes and social insects: Personality at multiple levels. Biological Reviews, 89(1), 48-67. doi: 10.1111/brv.12042

Jandt, J., Larson, H. K., Tellez, P., & McGlynn, T. P. (2013). To drink or grasp? How bullet ants (Paraponera clavata) differentiate between sugars and proteins in liquids. Naturwissenschaften, 100(12), 1109-1114. doi: 10.1007/s00114-013-1109-3

Jandt, J. M., Robins, N. S., Moore, R. E., & Dornhaus, A. (2012). Individual bumblebees vary in response to disturbance: A test of the defensive reserve hypothesis. Insectes Sociaux, 59(3), 313-321. doi: 10.1007/s00040-012-0222-1

Jandt, J. M., & Dornhaus, A. (2011). Competition and cooperation: Bumblebee spatial organization and division of labor may affect worker reproduction late in life. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 65(12), 2341-2349. doi: 10.1007/s00265-011-1244-9

Couvillon, M. J., Jandt, J. M., Bonds, J., Helm, B. R., & Dornhaus, A. (2011). Percent lipid is associated with body size but not task in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 197(11), 1097-1104. doi: 10.1007/s00359-011-0670-5

Couvillon, M. J., Jandt, J. M., Duong, N., & Dornhaus, A. (2010). Ontogeny of worker body size distribution in bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colonies. Ecological Entomology, 35(4), 424-435. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01198.x

Jandt, J. M., Taylor, B., & Jeanne, R. L. (2010). Temperature and forager body size affect carbohydrate collection in German yellowjackets, Vespula germanica (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Insectes Sociaux, 57(3), 275-283. doi: 10.1007/s00040-010-0082-5

Jandt, J. M., & Dornhaus, A. (2009). Spatial organization and division of labour in the bumblebee Bombus impatiens. Animal Behaviour, 77(3), 641-651. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.11.019

Jandt, J. M., Huang, E., & Dornhaus, A. (2009). Weak specialization of workers inside a bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) nest. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 63(12), 1829-1836. doi: 10.1007/s00265-009-0810-x

Jandt, J. M., Curry, C., Hemaur, S., & Jeanne, R. L. (2005). The accumulation of a chemical cue: Nest-entrance trail in the German yellowjacket, Vespula germanica. Naturwissenschaften, 92(5), 242-245. doi: 10.1007/s00114-005-0613-5

Jandt, J. M., & Jeanne, R. L. (2005). German yellowjacket (Vespula germanica) foragers use odors inside the nest to find carbohydrate food sources. Ethology, 111(7), 641-651. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2005.01088.x

Jandt, J. M., Riel, L., Crain, B., & Jeanne, R. L. (2005). Vespula germanica foragers do not scent-mark carbohydrate food sites. Journal of Insect Behavior, 18(1), 19-31. doi: 10.1007/s10905-005-9344-x

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Journal - Research Other

Miller, S. E., Bluher, S. E., Bell, E., Cini, A., Carvalho da Silva, R. C., Rodrigues de Souza, A., … Jandt, J., … Sheehan, M. J. (2018). WASPnest: A worldwide assessment of social Polistine nesting behavior [Data paper]. Ecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2448

Bengston, S. E., Jandt, J., & Dornhaus, A. (2011). [Review of the book Food exploitation by social insects: Ecological, behavioral, and theoretical approaches]. Quarterly Review of Biology, 86(4), 359.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Jandt, J., & Toth, A. (2014). The effects of rearing environment on physiological development of Polistes wasps. Proceedings of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects International Congress. (pp. 211). Retrieved from http://www.iussi.org/

Jandt, J., Jeanne, R., Hermanson, J., & Toth, A. (2014). Epigenetic maternal effects on caste development in Polistes wasps. Proceedings of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects International Congress. (pp. 57). Retrieved from http://www.iussi.org/

Jandt, J. M. (2007). In-nest task specialization in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting. Retrieved from https://esa.confex.com/esa/2007/techprogram/paper_29735.htm

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Jandt, J. M. (2010). Mechanisms of organization in social insects: The influences of spatial allocation, dominance interactions, and worker variation in bumble bees (PhD). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193522

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