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Annagiri Sumana

Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: sumana [at]

All Publications:

  1. Kolay, Swetashree and Sumana, Annagiri. 2015."Tight knit under stress: colony resilience to the loss of tandem leaders during relocation in an Indian ant." Royal Society Open Science, 2, 1-11
  2. Kolay, Swetashree and Sumana, Annagiri. 2015."Dual response to nest flooding during monsoon in an Indian ant.." Scientific Reports, 5, 1-9
  3. Karunakaran, Anoop and Annagiri, Sumana. 2015."Response to a change in the target nest during ant relocation." Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 887-892
  4. Kaur, Rajbir and Annagiri, Sumana. 2015."Influence of colony associated factors on nest selection in an Indian queenless ant.." Ecological Entomology., 40, 78–84
  5. Nandi, Anjan K; Annagiri, Sumana and Bhattacharya, Kunal. 2014."Dominance network structure influences information flow in social insect colonies." Journal of Royal Society London Interface , 11, 20140951
  6. Kaur, Rajbir and Sumana, Annagiri. 2014."Coupled adult-brood transport augments relocation in the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum." Insectes Sociaux, 61, 141-143
  7. Annagiri, Sumana and Sona, Chandan. 2013."Key relocation leaders in an Indian queenless ant." Behavioural Processes, 97, 84-89
  8. Nandi, A.; Bhadra, A.; Sumana, A.; Deshpande, S. and Gadagkar, R.. 2013."The evolution of complexity in social organization – A model using dominance-subordinate behaviour in two social wasp species.." Journal of Theoretical Biology, 327, 34 - 44.
  9. Kaur, Rajbir; K, Anoop and Annagiri, Sumana. 2012."Leaders follow leaders to reunite the colony: relocation dynamics of an Indian queenless ant in its natural habitat. ." Animal Behaviour , 83, 1345–1353
  10. Annagiri, Sumana and Sona, Chandan. 2012."Studies on colony relocation in the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum.." Current Science , 102 , 1373 -1374