Current Research: Christine Johnson

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Research focuses on the evolution of inter-individual communication with an emphasis on coevolution between social parasites & their hosts

Acropyga: 20 million years of intimate symbioses

Formica truncorum: facultative polygyny

Gnamptogenys: honest signaling of reproducing workers

Polyergus breviceps: chemical ecology of a slave-making ant

Temnothorax duloticus & Protomognathus americanus: Interactive ecology of competing slave-maker ants

Temnothorax minutissimus: a rare inquiline