Peer-reviewed publications

When unreliable cues are good enough. (2013)
M.C. Donaldson-Matasci, C.T. Bergstrom and M. Lachmann.
The American Naturalist 182 (3): 313-327.
[ doi:10.1086/671161 ] [ ASN Blog ]

Bigger is better: honey bee colonies as distributed information-gathering systems. (2013)
M.C. Donaldson-Matasci, G. DeGrandi-Hoffman, and A. Dornhaus.
Animal Behaviour 85 (3): 585-592.
[ doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.12.020 ] [ Nature Research Highlight ]

Improving pollen classification with less training effort. (2013)
N. Nguyen, M.C. Donaldson-Matasci, and M.C. Shin. IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). January 17-18, 2013. In press.
[ pdf ]

How habitat affects the benefits of communication in collectively foraging honey bees. (2012)
M. C. Donaldson-Matasci and A. Dornhaus.
Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 66 (4): 583-592.
[ doi:10.1007/s00265-011-1306-z ] [ pdf ]

The fitness value of information. (2010)
M. C. Donaldson-Matasci, C. T. Bergstrom, and M. Lachmann.
Oikos 119 (2): 219-230.
[ doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17781.x ] [ pdf ]

Phenotypic diversity as an adaptation to environmental uncertainty. (2008)
M. C. Donaldson-Matasci, M. Lachmann and C. T. Bergstrom.
Evolutionary Ecology Research 10 (4): 493-515.
[ via EER ] [ pdf ]

The evolution of functionally referential meaning in a structured world. (2007)
M. C. Donaldson, M. Lachmann and C. T. Bergstrom.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 246 (2): 225-233.
[ doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2006.12.031 ] [ pdf ]

Other publications and manuscripts in preparation

How ant colonies play the game of Risk
M.C. Donaldson-Matasci, S. Powell and A. Dornhaus.
In prep.

Dance communication affects consistency but not breadth of resource use in pollen-foraging honey bees
M. C. Donaldson-Matasci and A. Dornhaus.
In review.

Book review of "Honeybee Democracy," by Thomas D. Seeley. (2011)
M.C. Donaldson-Matasci.
The Quarterly Review of Biology 86 (4): 360.

Adaptation in a changing environment: Phenotypic diversity in response to environmental uncertainty and information. (2008)
M. C. Donaldson-Matasci.
Dissertation, University of Washington.
[ pdf ]

Matina Donaldson-Matasci

Postdoctoral Researcher
Dornhaus Lab
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Ph.D., Bergstrom Lab
Department of Biology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

Contact:
matina@email.arizona.edu