Associate ProfessorOffice: Biology 336Phone: 970-491-2651Website: http://rydberg.biology.colostate.edu/dhrubaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in understanding the biological principles that organize a social group and the functional outcomes of group living. Using primarily honeybees as a model system and doing experimental work at the level of both the individual and the social group, I am motivated by questions that have a strong theoretical foundation. Projects in my lab largely deal with questions in social behavior, cognition, nutrition, energetics, and life history patterns.
Katz K, Naug D. 2016. Dancers and Followers in a honeybee colony differently prioritize individual and colony nutritional needs. Animal Behaviour. In press.
Katz K, Naug D. 2015. Energetic state regulates the exploration-exploitation tradeoff in honeybees. Behavioral. Ecology 26:1045-1050
Mayack C, Naug D. 2015. Starving honeybees lose self-control. Biology Letters 11: 20140820
Naug D. 2014. Infected honeybee foragers incur a higher loss in efficiency than in the rate of energetic gain. Biology Letters 10:20140731
Jaumann S, Scudelari R, Naug D. 2013. Energetic cost of learning can cause cognitive impairment in honeybees. Biology Letters 9:20130149
Mayack C, Naug D. 2013. Individual energetic state can prevail over social regulation of foraging in honeybees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67:929-936
Mayack C, Naug D. 2011. A changing but not an absolute energy budget dictates risk-sensitive behavior in the honeybee. Animal Behaviour 82:595-600
Campbell J, Kessler B, Mayack C, Naug D. 2010. Behavioral fever in infected honeybees: Parasitic manipulation or coincidental benefits? Parasitology 137:1487-1491
Naug D, 2009. Nutritional stress due to habitat loss can explain recent honeybee colony collapses. Biological Conservation 142:2369-2372
Naug D, 2008. Structure of the social network and its influence on transmission dynamics in a honeybee colony. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:1719-1725
Naug D, Smith BH, 2007. Experimentally induced change in infectious period affects transmission dynamics in a social group. Proceedings Royal Society B 274:61-65
Naug D, Wenzel J, 2006. Constraints on foraging success due to resource ecology limit colony productivity in social insects. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60:62-68
Naug D, Camazine S, 2002. The role of colony organization on pathogen transmission in social insects. Journal of Theoretical Biology 215:427-439