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2011

Control of conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. In the light of Evolution V: Cooperation. Sackler Colloquium, NAS, Beckman Center, Irvine CA 7 Jan. 2011 – Strassmann

The varieties of social experience: kin, kith, and kind. NAS Sackler Conference. In the Light of Evolution IV: Cooperation and conflict. Irvine, January 7, 2011. – Queller

Control of conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum, Texas State University 14 Feb. 2011. – Strassmann

Evolution of cooperation and control of cheating in a social microbe, University of Texas School of Public Health 21 Feb. 2011. – Strassmann

A gene’s eye view of cooperation in social amoebas. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference. Carbondale IL, April 2, 2011. – Queller
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2010

Real selfish genes: the evolution of cooperation and cheating in a social amoeba. Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Jan. 11, 2010. – Queller

Dictyostelium discoideum as a model system for the evolution of development. Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Jan. 12, 2010. – Queller

Evolution of cooperation and conflict in a social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Department of Biology, Washington University, 27 January 2010. – Strassmann

Dictyostelium-bacteria interactions: feeding, farming, fighting. Department of Biology, Washington University, 28 January 2010. – Strassmann

What it means to be an organism with a case study of Dictyostelium, a social amoeba Princeton University 18 February 2010. – Strassmann

A new farming symbiosis between Dictyostelium and bacteria. Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Rob Kay’s Group, MRC, Cambridge, UK 2 March 2010. – Strassmann

Experimental evolution of cheating in D. discoideum. Rab Kay Lab, MRC Labortary of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK, March 3, 2010. – Queller

What it means to be an organism with a case study of Dictyostelium, a social amoeba, The Michael Perkins Lecture, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University UK, 4 March 2010. – Strassmann

The evolution of social behavior in the amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Department of Zoology, Oxford University, Oxford UK, March 8, 2010. – Queller

The evolution of kin recognition genes. University of Houston Networks Seminar, Houston, April 9, 2010. – Queller

Microbial Sociality – in a Copenhagen University workshop on Evolutionary Genetic Approaches to Social Evolution organized by Mike Wade and Tim Linksvayer, 10 June 2010, Denmark – Strassmann

A behavioral perspective on organismality in a microbe. Plenary Address. V European Conference on Behavioral Biology, Ferrara, Italy, 17 July 2010 – Strassmann

Crozier’s paradox and genetic kin recognition in a social amoeba. V European Conference on Behavioral Biology. Ferrara Italy, July 17, 2010. – Queller

Costs and benefits of social migration in the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum Animal Behavior Society Meeting, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, 27 July 2010. – Strassmann

Fusion, segregation and genes for kin recognition in a social amoeba (invited) International Union for the Study of Social Insects Copenhagen, 10 August 2010. – Strassmann

The evolutionary importance of chimerism and cheating. Dictyostelium 2010 Meeting. Cardiff, Wales. August 2, 2010. – Queller

The evolution of kin recognition: production, detection, and action. Poster. International Union for the Study of Social Insects. IUSSI2010. Copenhagen, Denmark. August 12, 2010. – Queller

Cooperation, conflict, and a farming symbiosis in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany, 2 September 2010. – Strassmann

Social insect evolution: the impact of kin selection theory. Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionsbiologie, Plön, Germany. September 2, 2010 – Queller

Cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Departments of Biology and Molecular Biology, Copenhagen University 9 Sept. 2010. – Queller

Cooperation and conflict in a social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. September 29, 2010. – Queller

Relatedness and the evolution of cooperation in social amoebas. San Houston State University, November 4, 2010. – Queller

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2009

Beyond society: the evolution of organismicity. Royal Society of London, Symposium on the Evolution of Society. Jan 19, 2009. – Queller

Social evolution in microbes: Darwin’s and Hamilton’s theories in a novel system. University of Sussex, Satellite Meeting on Social Insects. 21 Jan. 2009.- Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in a social amoeba. Oregon State University 9 February 2009.

What can Dictyostelium discoideum tell us about sociobiology? Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. February 9, 2009. – Queller

Theory of genomic imprinting in social insects. Department of Entomology. Penn State University, State College PA, March 5, 2009. – Queller

Testing social insect theories in a social amoeba. Pennsylvania State University 6 March 2009. – Strassmann

Origin of eusociality. Origins Inaugural Symposium, Arizona State University 4 April 2009. – Strassmann

The importance of social evolution. Origins Symposium: Exploring Forefront Questions at the Edge of Knowledge. Arizona State University. Tempe. April 5, 2009. – Queller

Genetics and evolution of cooperation in social amoebae, University of Houston, Houston, TX 8 April 2009. – Strassmann

Green-beard genes. Workshop on genomic conflict, National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Knoxville, TN, April 20, 2009. – Queller

What sociobiology can tell us about social amoebae. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, 28 April 2009. – Strassmann & Queller

Kin selection and social wasps. Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Ecuador, 15 May 2009. – Strassmann

The behavioral ecology of a social amoeba. Daniel Otte Fest Symposium, University of Letheridge, Canada. 16 June 2009 – Strassmann

Real Selfish Genes, Symposium in honor of Richard Dawkins. Animal Behavior Society Meetings. Pirenópolis, Brazil, June 24, 2009. – Queller

Relatedness, conflict, and near organismal cooperation in social wasps and stingless bees. Dawkins Symposium, Animal Behav. Soc. Meeting, Pirenopolis, Brazil, June 2009 – Strassmann

Genetics and Behavior of Kin and Non-Kin Interactions in a Social Amoeba. Gordon Conference in Microbial Population Biology. Andover, NH 21 July 2009. – Strassmann

Microbial Evolution Workshop, American Academy of Microbiology, San Cristóbal, Galapagos, Ecuador 26 August – 1 September 2009. – Strassmann

The evolution of kin recognition genes. Evolution of cooperation: models and theories. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Laxenburg, Vienna. September 17, 2009. – Queller

The value of a microbial system for understanding cooperation, poster, Evolution of Cooperation meeting IASA, Vienna, Austria, 15 – 18 September 2009. – Strassmann

Social evolution: genomes, organisms and conflict (in Italian) Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Florence, 22 September 2009. – Strassmann

The evolution of kin recognition genes. Departimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica Universitá degli Studi di Firenze. Florence, Italy. September 22, 2009. – Queller

Evolution of sociality, Plenary Address. Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, 102nd Meeting, Regensburg University 27 September 2009. – Strassmann

Dictyostelium in the environment: symbiosis and social interactions of a soil dwelling amoeba. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 28, October 2009 – Strassmann

Genes for social evolution. Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Oct. 28, 2009. – Queller

Social insects and evolution, Public Lecture, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, 30 October 2009. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in biology. Physics Workshop, National Chung Hsing University, Hui-Sun Forest Station, Taiwan, Oct. 30, 2009 – Queller

Social behavior in insects, Physics Workshop, NCHU, Hui-Sun Forest Station, Taiwan, 31 October 2009. – Strassmann

The evolution of kin recognition genes. Physics Workshop, National Chung Hsing University, Hui-Sun Forest Station, Taiwan, Oct. 31, 2009 – Queller

Microbial Social Evolution, Physics Workshop, NCHU, Hui-Sun Forest Station, Taiwan, 1 November 2009. – Strassmann

Genomic imprinting and within-genome conflict. Physics Workshop, National Chung Hsing University, Hui-Sun Forest Station, Taiwan. Nov. 1, 2009. – Queller

The selfish gene at the genetic level: Cooperation and cheating in social amoebas. Ecological Genomics Symposium, Kansas State University, Kansas City, Kansas. Nov. 14, 2009. – Queller

Social evolution and behavior in the microbe Dictyostelium discoideum, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota 9 Dec. 2009.

What is an organism? Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota. Dec. 11, 2009. – Queller
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2008

Conflict and Cooperation, Discussion Leader, Genes and Behavior Gordon Conference, Il Ciocco, Lucca, Italy, 25 February 2008. – Strassmann

Plenary address: Purpose and Cross Purpose in Insect Societies: an evolutionary approach. Lucian Symposium, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, 28 March 2008. – Strassmann

Down and dirty social behavior: cooperation and conflict in the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, Lucian Symposium, St. Edward’s University, Austin, April, 2008. – Queller

Keynote Address: Cooperation and conflict in social amoebae: the challenge of multicellularity through aggregation, 7th Annual Conference in Philosophy and Biology Symposium, Duke University 11 April 2008. – Strassmann

Social behavior in a genome organism. 14th Annual European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Sept. 9, 2008. – Queller

Social behavior in a genome organism. Lausanne Genomics Days, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Sept. 10, 2008. – Queller

Polymorphic lag-genes and self-discrimination in Dictyostelium, Dictyostelium 2008 Conference, Tsukuba, Japan. Sept 17, 2008. – Queller

Cryptic species, phylogenetics, and sex in four Dictyostelium species. International Dictyostelium Conference 2008. Tsukuba Japan, 19 Sept. 2008. – Strassmann

The challenge of bringing old ideas to a new system: social evolution in amoebae. University of California, Davis, Population Biology Group. 2 Oct 2008. – Strassmann
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2007

Genetics of social interactions in social amoeba. Genetics and Genomics of Social Behavior, NIH workshop, Bethesda MD 4 Jan. 2007. – Strassmann

Insect societies as divided organisms, the complexities of purpose and cross purpose. Les Ecologistes, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1 Feb. 2007. – Strassmann

Genes for cooperating and cheating in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium. Behavioral Ecology Research Group (BERG) annual lecture, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1 Feb. 2007. – Strassmann

Biofilms, disease, and social evolution especially in social amoebae. Dept. of Natural Sciences, University of Houston/Downtown, 16 Feb. 2007. – Strassmann

Genes for cooperating and cheating in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison WI, 15 March 2007 – Strassmann

Evolution and cooperation, NIGMS NIH, Bethesda MD, 11 April 2007 – Strassmann

Kin selection, microbes to mammals. Evolution and Theology of Cooperation Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge Mass. May 11, 2007. – Queller

Cooperation and cheating in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. American Society for Microbiology Meetings, Toronto. May 24, 2007. – Queller

Cell adhesion and mechanisms of cooperation in social amoebae, Microbial Adhesion & Signal Transduction Gordon Conference Newport RI 23 July 2007. – Strassmann

The genetic basis of cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, 24 September 2007. – Strassmann
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2006

The behavioral ecology of a social amoeba. Biology Department. University of Indiana 18 January 2006. – Strassmann

Genes for cooperation and conflict in a social amoeba. University of Indiana, Bloomington, January 2006. – Queller

The behavioral ecology of a social amoeba. Biology Department. University of Utah, 23 March 2006. – Strassmann

Genes for conflict and cooperation in a social amoeba. Conflict and Cooperation: The evolution of social interactions symposium, Harvard University, 28 April 2006. – Strassmann

Sociobiology with genes: conflict and cooperation in a social amoeba. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, March 24, 2006 -Queller

Sociobiology with genes: conflict and cooperation in a social amoeba. University of California Irvine, Irvine, May 26, 2006 – Queller

The evolution of biological social systems. National Science Foundation, Washington DC, June 1, 2006 – Queller

The behavioral ecology of a social amoeba. Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Animale, Universita di Firenze, Italy, 15 June 2006. – Strassmann

Kin recognition in microbes. Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Animale, Universita di Firenze, Italy, 21 June 2006. – Strassmann

Sociobiology with genes: conflict and cooperation in a social amoeba. Universitá di Firenze, Florence, Italy, June 21, 2006 – Queller

Behavioral ecology of a social amoeba, Pettingill Lecture, University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI, 27 June 2006. – Strassmann

Sociobiology with genes: conflict and cooperation in a social amoeba. University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston MI. June 28, 2006 – Queller

Microbial multicellularity and social evolution theory. DARPA Cooperation among Microorganisms Workshop, Park City, UT 25 August 2006. – Strassmann

Microsatellite evolution: mutation rates and variability. Dictyostelium 2006 Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sept. 18, 2006 – Queller

Control of a cheater mutant by high relatedness in a social amoeba. DARPA Conference Cooperation Among Microorganisms Sept. 25, 2006 – Queller

Insect societies as divided organisms, the complexities of purpose and cross purpose. In the light of Evolution, National Academy of Sciences, Sackler Colloquium, UC Irvine 1 December 2006. – Strassmann
The peculiar design of insect societies. Entomological Society of America Meetings, Indianapolis, Dec 12, 2006. – Queller

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2005

Cooperation and conflict among non-relatives of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum, and the social wasp, Polistes dominulus, Plenary address Associazione Italiana pel lo studio degli artropodi sociali e presociali, Florence Italy, 1 Feb. 2005. – Strassmann

Recognition and Discrimination in Dityostelium purpureum and Polysphondelium violaceum presented at a workshop: PEET – A revisionary study of the eumycetozoans. Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville , 12 March 2005. – Strassmann

A genetic approach to cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 15 April 2005. – Strassmann

Organization of work in Polistes. Polistes paper wasps: the emergence of a model genus, Tufts University European Center, Talloires, France 30 April 2005. – Strassmann

Control of cheating by high relatedness. Dictyostelium 2005 Conference. Autrans, France, August 2005. – Queller

Control of a cheater mutant by high relatedness in a social amoeba. Animal Behavior Society Meetings, Snowbird, August 2005, – Queller

Control of a cheater mutant by high relatedness. Meeting on “Polistes paper wasps: the emergence of a model genus”. Talloires, France, April 2005. – Queller

The importance of behavior in a genomic age. Animal Behavior Society, Snowbird UT 10 August 2005. – Strassmann

Kin recognition in Dictyostelium. International Dictyostelium Conference, Autrans, France 15 August 2005. – Strassmann

The importance of behavior in a genomic age. Eco. Evo. Biology Rice U. 12 Sept. 2005 – Strassmann

Social Amoebae as model systems for genetics and evolution of social interactions International Conference on Systems Biology. Invited speaker. Boston 22 Oct. 2005. – Strassmann

The importance of local field stations: wasp sociobiology at BFL. Integrative Biology University of Texas at Austin 4 November 2005. – Strassmann
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2004

Genes for social behavior in social amoebae. Workshop: PEET – A revisionary study of the eumycetozoans. Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville , 16 January 2004. – Strassmann

The nature of altruism and genetic conflict in social amoebae. Department of Genetics, Texas A & M University, State College, TX 29 January 2004. – Strassmann

Social Amoebae as a model system for genetics and evolution of social interactions. Genes and Behavior Gordon Conference, Ventura CA 9 February 2004. – Strassmann

Theory of genomic imprinting in social insects. Poster. Gordon Conference on Genes and Behavior, Ventura CA, February 2004. – Queller

Theory of genomic imprinting in social insects. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, March 2004. – Queller

Genes for social behavior in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, March 2004. – Queller

Down and dirty social behavior: cooperation and conflict in the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, Trinity University, San Antonio, April, 2004. – Queller

Cooperation and conflict in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, University of Arizona, Tucson, April 2004. – Queller

Genes for social behavior in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Society for the study of evolution meeting, Ft. Collins CO 27 June 2004. – Strassmann

Genes for social behavior in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Society for the Study of Evolution Meetings, Fort Collins, June 2004. – Queller

Exploiting new terrain: an advantage to sociality in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. International Dictyostelium Conference, St. Adéle Quebec, Canada 17 August 2004. – Strassmann

Mechanisms of cooperation in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Insectes Final meeting, Helsinor, Denmark, 3 Sept. 2004. – Strassmann

Conflict and Violence in animals Scientia, Rice University, 28 Sept. 2004. – Strassmann
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2003

Evolution of social behavior: lessons from slime molds. Kika de la Garza Subtropical Research Center, USDA, Weslaco TX 6 Feb. 2003. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 18 April 2003. – Strassmann

Theory of genomic imprinting in social insects. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2003. – Queller

Cooperation and conflict in a social amoeba. University of Georgia, Athens, April 2003. – Queller

Cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Program in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 29 April 2003. – Strassmann

A genetical approach to altruism in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Biology Department, Spelman College, Atlanta GA, 10 June 2003. – Strassmann

Sex and population structure in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Society for the study of Evolution meetings, Chico, CA 21 June 2003. – Strassmann

A greenbeard gene is the social amoeba Dictostelium discoideum. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Chico CA, 24 June, 2003. – Queller

Dictyostelium discoideum in its natural context. International Dictyostelium meetings, Lorne, Australia, 30 June, 2003. – Strassmann

Altruism and conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. International Genetics Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 9 July 2003. – Strassmann

Theory of genomic imprinting in social insects. International Congress of Genetics. Melbourne, 9 July 2003. – Queller

Altruism and conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 25 Sept. 2003. – Strassmann

Reinventing the individual. Behavioral Ecology Group, University of Texas at Austin 25 Sept. 2003. – Strassmann

Cell adhesion, cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Houston TX, 2 Oct. 2003. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. October 2003. – Queller

The evolution of self non-self recognition, panel discussion chair. European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Recognition Symposium, Heidelberg, Germany 21 November 2003. – Strassmann

Mechanisms of kin recognition: a green beard cell adhesion gene in social amoebae and cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in social wasps. EMBL Recognition Symposium, Heidelberg, Germany 22 November 2003. – Strassmann
Cooperation and conflict in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, University of Chicago. November 2003.- Queller

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2002

Workshop participant: Microbial communities: advantages of multicellular cooperation, American Academy of Microbiology, Tucson, AZ 3-5 May 2002. – Strassmann

Genomic imprinting in social insects. Symposium in honor of Richard D. Alexander, Ann Arbor, 2002. – Queller

Evolution in Darwin’s world: nasty, brutish, and short? Scientia, Rice University. 2002. – Queller

Costs and benefits of chimerism in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. American Society of Microbiology, Salt Lake City, Utah, 21 May 2002. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Symposium in honor of Richard D. Alexander, University of Michigan, 8 June 2002. – Strassmann

Genomic imprinting in social insects. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Champaign, 2002 June – Queller

Cooperation and conflict in chimeras of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Society for the study of Evolution. Champaign Illinois 29 June 2002. – Strassmann

Dominance, relatedness and supercedure among colony foundresses and the cost of losing a queen in Polistes dominulus. International Union for the Study of Social Insects XIV Congress, Sapporo, Japan 29 July 2002. – Strassmann

Led Roundtable on social evolution in micro-organisms International Union for the Study of Social Insects XIV Congress, Sapporo, Japan 1 Aug. 2002 – Strassmann

Conflict and cooperation in chimeras of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, 26 August 2002. – Strassmann

Genetic structure of natural Dictostelium discoideum populations: Sex, relatedness, dispersal, and cooperation. Dictyostelium 2002 Conference. Palermo, Italy, 2002. 23 Sept Sicily, Italy. – Strassmann & Queller

Conflict and cooperation in chimeras of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum: Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville TX 12 September 2002. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyosetlium discoideum, a model organism for major evolutionary transitions. Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 6 December 2002. – Strassmann
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2001

What can social amoebae, Dictyoselium discoideum, tell us about the organization of life? Department of Biology, University of Nevada at Reno, 8 Feb. 2001. – Strassmann

Adam Smith’s invisible elbow: conservation for conservatives. Scientia, Rice University. Feb 2001. – Queller

Genomic imprinting and social insect evolution. Department of Biology, University of Nevada-Reno, 2001. Feb – Queller

Reproductive competition in chimeras. Dictyostelium 2001 Conference. San Diego, 2001. – Queller

Social conflict in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum. Mountain Lake Biological Station, VA, 28 June 2001. – Strassmann

Social conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Microbial Population Biology Gordon Conference, Williams College, MA 29 July 2001. – Strassmann

Cooperation, conflict, and the evolution of multicellularity in social amoebae. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 14 Sept. 2001. – Strassmann

Multicellularity, chimeras, and conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX 29 Oct. 2001. – Strassmann

Caste totipotency and conflict in a large colony social insect. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, 11 December 2001. – Strassmann
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2000

Conflict, genetic bottlenecks and the nature of the individual. Department of Biology, Southern Methodist University, 14 April 2000. – Strassmann

Cooperation without relatedness; Polistes wasps and cellular slime molds. Department of Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. 2000. April – Queller

Cooperation without relatedness; Polistes wasps and cellular slime molds. Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California. 2000. March – Queller

The origin of microsatellites. Society for the Study of Evolution meeting. University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, 26 June, 2000. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Bloomington. 2000 June – Queller

W.D. Hamilton and kin selection. 8th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Zurich, 2000. July – Queller

Queen succession in the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus. 8th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Zurich, 2000. July – Queller

Unrelated helpers in the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus. Workshop of the European Social Insect Group. Florence, Italy, 2000. July – Queller

Conflict and genetic bottlenecks in swarm-founding wasps and slime molds. EU-TMR Workshop on Kinship, communication and diseases in social insects. Florence, Italy, 9 July 2000 – Strassmann

Chimeras and cheater clones in Dictyoselium discoideum. Dictyostelium 2000 meeting, University of Dundee, Scotland, 3 August 2000. – Strassmann

Conflicts of interest in the cellular slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum. 8th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Zurich, Switzerland, 12 August 2000. – Strassmann
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1999

Transitions in social evolution: advances based on microsatellites. Invited Plenary Address XIII International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, 2 Jan. 1999, Adelaide, Australia – Strassmann

Mate number, kin selection and social conflicts in stingless bees and honeybees. Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade de São Paulo 14 April 1999. – Strassmann

Estimating genetic relatedness. Workshop on Relatedness: concept, measure and evolutionary implications. La Sage, Switzerland. 1999. – Queller

Helping with and without relatedness in the wasp, Polistes dominulus. Workshop on Relatedness: concept, measure and evolutionary implications. La Sage, Switzerland. 1999. – Queller

Mate number, kin selection and social conflicts is social bees. Meetings of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects. Adelaide, Australia. 1999. – Queller

Relatedness and the evolution of cooperation. Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology Program, Michigan State University 17 Nov. 1999. – Strassmann

Social insects and the evolution of cooperation, Entomological Society of America, invited talk, 13 Dec. 1999, Atlanta, Georgia. – Strassmann
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1998

Differences in social structure between honey bees and stingless bees. Workshop on the Interplay of Ultimate and Proximate Causes of Sociality. Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998. January – Queller

Genetic structure of wasp colonies. Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 4 May 1998. – Strassmann

Mate number, kin selection and social conflicts is social bees. Department of Zoology, University of Texas. Austin, Texas. 1998. – Queller

The Evolution of swarm-founding wasps: collective worker control. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 7 May 1998. – Strassmann

Worker-queen conflict in Polistes, a small-colony social wasp. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 8 May 1998 – Strassmann

El parentesco y conflicto social en las abejas meliponinas y Apis. (Relatedness and social conflict in meliponine bees and Apis). Departamento de Apicultura, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Mexico, 14 May 1998. – Strassmann

Queen control or convention in Polistes wasps. Istituto di Zoologia, University of Florence, 12 June 1998, Florence, Italy – Strassmann

Conflicts of interest in stingless bees and honey bees. Departimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy, 1998. June – Queller

Levels of sociality affect the resolution of worker-queen conflict over male production in wasps. International Society for Behavioral Ecology, 28 July 1998, Asilomar, CA – Strassmann

Genetic relatedness in the paper wasp, Polistes dominulus: a test of skew theory. 7th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Asilomar, California, 1998. 28 July
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1997

Genetic conflicts of interest in social wasps, Genetics Program, Texas A & M University, 27 February 1997. – Strassmann

Conflicts of interest in social wasps, Biosciences, Ohio State University, 4 March 1997. – Strassmann

Genetic conflicts of interest in social wasps, Evolution Group, Louisiana State University, 4 April 1997. – Strassmann

Collective worker control in swarm-founding wasps. Workshop on Kinship Theory of the European Union TMR network on Social Evolution. Mols, Denmark. 9 June 1997. – Strassmann & Queller

Lack of worker control of reproduction in Polistes wasps. Kinship Theory Workshop, Mols, Denmark, 1997. June – Queller

Genetic relatedness in stingless bees: evidence from DNA microsatellites. Meetings of North American Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects. Nederland, Colorado, 19 September 1997. – Strassmann

Two paths to sociality. Meetings of North American Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects. Nederland, Colorado, 1997. Sept (September) – Queller
Collective worker interests in social wasps. Department of Entomology, Texas A & M University, College Station, 1997. (October) – Queller

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1996

Worker queen conflicts over sex ratios and reproduction, 8 June 1996, II Encontro Sobre Abelhas, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de filosofia, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil – Strassmann

The evolution of sociality in insects. Mathematics Dept., Rice University, 1996. April – Queller

Genetic structure and conflicts of interest in social wasps. Museum of Zoology. University of Michigan, 1996. April – Queller

Who gets to reproduce in social insect colonies: suppression versus conventional settlement. Il Encontro Sobre Abelhas, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 1996. June – Queller

Conventions and reproductive dominance among colony foundresses of Polistes carolinus, 1 October 1996, 6th International Behavioural Ecology Congress, Canberra, Australia – Strassmann

Microsatellite DNA analysis of kin-selected strategies in a low-relatedness social wasp, Parachartergus colobopterus. Behavioral Ecology Meetings, Canberra, Australia, 1996. Oct – Queller

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1995

Microsatellites and kinship in social wasps, Molecular Approaches in Zoology and Evolution Symposium, American Society of Zoologists St. Louis, 6 January 1995. – Strassmann

Cooperation and conflict in social wasps. University of Maryland, College Park, 1995. – Queller

Foundress worker conflict over queen replacement in Polistes bellicosus: a model system for teaching large ecology classes without lecturing. 7 Feb. 1995 Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series. – Strassmann

Conflicts of interest and social interactions in Polistes wasps. 8 Feb. 1995. Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series. – Strassmann

The maintenance of sociality and genetic relatedness in multiple-queen tropical wasp societies. 9 February 1995. Colorado State University, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series. – Strassmann

Maternity assignment and conflicts of interest in Polistes annularis.April Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Montreal, 1995.June – Queller

Colony cycles and kin recognition in a neotropical swarm-founding wasp: evidence from microsatellites. 9 July 1995, Society for the Study of Evolution yearly meeting, Montreal, Canada – Strassmann

Demography and social structure of the tropical wasp, Parachartergus colobopterus, 19 Dec. 1995, Entomological Society of America yearly meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada – Strassmann
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1994

Conflicts of interest and the evolutionary genetics of sexual production in swarm-founding wasps. Genetics of Sex Symposium, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University 5-6 May 1994. – Strassmann

Genetic structure and sociality. University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 1994. Sept – Queller

Curling, aggression, queenship and genetic relatedness in the neotropical epiponine wasp, Parachartergus colobopterus. XII International Congress on Social Insects, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Sorbonne, Paris, France, 26 August 1994. – Strassmann
Worker-queen conflict over queen succession in Polistes annularis. 12th International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Paris, 1994. Aug – Queller

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1993

Phylogenetic Tests of Emery’s Rule: are social parasites most closely related to their hosts. Symposium talk, Society for the Study of Evolution, Snowbird, Utah, 20 June 1993. – Strassmann

Parent-offspring conflict: the continuation of sexual selection by other means? ASN vice-presidential symposium. Meetings of the American Society of Naturalists. Snowbird, Utah, 1993. June – Queller

Parentesco genético y comportamiento social en avispas neotropicales. Plenary Address, V Congreso Latinoamericano y XIII Venezolano de Entomología, Porlamar, Venezuela, 7 July 1993. – Strassmann

Genetic relatedness and social interactions in Polistes wasps. Symposium of the Centro Fiorentino de Storia e Filosophia della Scienza. Castiglioncello, Italy, 6 October 1993. – Strassmann

Demographic advantages of eusociality. Symposium of the Centro Fiorentino de Storia e Filosophia della Scienza. Castiglioncello, Italy 1993. Oct. – Queller

Demographic advantages of eusociality. Center of Demographic and Population Genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1993. Dec 8 – Queller
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1992

Highly variable microsatellite loci in social wasps. Society for the Study of Evolution meetings, Berkeley, CA, 20 June 1992. – Strassmann & Queller

A simple and general model of kin selection. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Berkeley, 1992. – Queller

Genetic relatedness and queen number in social wasps. Fourth International Behavioral Ecology Conference, Princeton University, 22 August 1992. – Strassmann
Relatedness with Mendelian markers. Symposium on Molecular and Mathematical Approaches to Genealogical Analysis and Strain Identification. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 1992. – Queller

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1991

Evolutionary advantages of eusociality. Dept. of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 14 Feb. 1991. – Strassmann

Cycles of queen number and genetic relatedness in neotropical wasps. Society for the study of evolution meetings, Hilo, Hawaii 1 August 1991. – Strassmann

Queen number and genetic relatedness in tropical wasps. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Hilo, Hawaii, 1991. – Queller

Queen number and genetic relatedness in tropical wasps. University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1991. – Queller

Nepotism and genetic conflicts of interest in wasp colonies. Provost’s Lecture, Rice University. 30 Sept. 1991. – Strassmann
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1990

Relatedness and queen number in neotropical social wasps, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 11 October 1990. – Strassmann

Within-colony kin recognition in social insects, Entomological Society of America Meetings, New Orleans, 1990. – Queller

Estimating genetic relatedness in social insects, Harvard University, 1990. – Queller

Within-colony kin recognition in social insects, Center for Demographic and Population Genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1990. – Queller

Seasonal variation in genetic structure of tropical wasp colonies, Entomological Society of America Meetings, New Orleans LA 5 December 1990. – Strassmann
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1989

Relatedness and social behavior in wasps. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Chicago, 30 Jan. ’89. – Strassmann

Relatedness and altruism in social wasps. University of Georgia. Athens. 1989. – Queller

Relatedness and altruism in primitively eusocial wasps. University of Arizona. Tucson. 1989. – Queller

Genetic relatedness and the evolution of altruism in primitively eusocial wasps. Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution. State College, 1989. – Queller

Relatedness and altruism in social wasps. Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida, 1989. – Queller

The evolution of social interactions. University of Houston, Houston, 1989. – Queller

Quantitative genetic models of social evolution. University of Chicago, Chicago, 1989. – Queller

Relatedness and social structure in tropical swarm-founding wasps. Soc. for the Study of Evolution, State College, PA, 17 June 1989. – Strassmann

Parentesco y la evolución de la socialidad en avispas tropicales. (in Spanish) Departamento de Biología, Universidad Simon Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, 20 June 1989. – Strassmann

Africanized Bees. Scientia Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 Sept.1989. – Strassmann

Relatedness and social structure in wasps, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Calif.- Irvine, 11 Oct. 1989. – Strassmann

Maintenance of sociality in multiple-queen tropical wasps, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 6 November 1989. – Strassmann

Social structure in the tropical wasp, Parachartergus colobopterus. Entomol. Soc. of America, San Antonio, TX 11 Dec. ’89. – Strassmann
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1988

Intriguing studies with social wasps. Hymenoptera workshop: Wasps. Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 16 April 1988. – Strassmann

Seasonal variation in relatedness among nestmates in the social wasp, Polistes bellicosus. Animal Behavior Society meeting, Missoula Montana, 9 August 1988. – Strassmann
Reproductive head starts and the evolution of eusociality, Animal Behavior Society Meetings, Missoula, 1988.- Queller

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1987

Conditional strategies and group nesting in social wasps. Dept. Biol. Sciences, Brock University, 12 March 1987. – Strassmann

Group size and predation in social wasps. Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, 20th Anniversary Symposium, Austin, Texas, 23 April 1987. – Strassmann

An experimental study of predation and the evolution of group living in social wasps. Society for the Study of Evolution, Bozeman, Montana, 24 June 1987 – Strassmann

Measuring inclusive fitness in social wasps, Entomological Society of America Meetings, Boston, 1987. – Queller

Estimating relatedness from electophoretic data, Meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Bozeman, 1987. – Queller

Kinship, reciprocity, and synergism in the evolution of social behavior, University of California, Davis, 1987. – Queller

Conditional Strategies in natural populations of the social wasp, Polistes bellicosus. University of Missouri, Columbia, 1987. – Queller

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1986

Using kin selection theory to investigate group nesting in social wasps. Dept. of Zoology, Univ. Oklahoma, 26 Feb. ’86. – Strassmann

Constraints on independent nesting by Polistes foundresses in Texas. 10th International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Munich, West Germany, 19 August 1986. – Strassmann

Constraints on independent nesting in Polistes. Dept. Entomology, Texas A&M University, 23 October 1986. – Strassmann

Conditional strategies in natural populations of the social wasp, Polistes bellicosus. Purdue University, West Lafayette, 1986. – Queller

Selection on group nesting in foundresses of Polistes annularis, 10th International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Munich, FRG, 1986. – Queller

Kin selection, inclusive fitness, and the evolution of social behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1986. – Queller

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1985

Evolution of cooperative breeding in social wasps. Dept. Zool., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio, 23 April 1985. – Strassmann

Subfertility and the evolution of group nesting in paper wasps. Society for the Study of Evolution, Chicago, Il., 23 June 1985. – Strassmann

The evolution of cooperative breeding in primitively social wasps. Brackenridge Field Lab. Symposium, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 24 Oct. 1985. – Strassmann

Kinship, reciprocity, and synergism in the evolution of social behavior, Young Investigator Symposium, American Society of Naturalists Meeting, Chicago, 1985. – Queller

The evolution of social interactions; a synthetic model, Univ. of Indiana, Bloomington,1985. – Queller

An exact and general theory of inclusive fitness, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1985. – Queller

Kin selection in plants, University of Georgia, Athens, 1985. – Queller

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1984

Advantages to group nesting in paper wasps (Polistes). Animal Behavior Society, Cheney, WA, 14 Aug. 1984. – Strassmann

Hamilton’s rule for non-additive interactions in kin selection, Center for Demographic and Population Genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1984. – Queller

Towards a general inclusive fitness theory, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, 1984. – Queller

Towards a general inclusive fitness theory, Society for the Study of Evolution Meeting, Crested Butte, 1984. – Queller

Sexual selection in the milkweed, Asclepias exaltata, U. California, San Diego, 1984. – Queller

The evolution of social interactions in plants, University of California, Irvine, 1984. – Queller

Sexual selection in a hermaphroditic plant, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, 1984. – Queller

Kin selection and frequency dependence: a game theoretic approach. Population Genetics Group Meeting, Southampton, England, 1984. – Queller

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1983

Caste problems in social insects. Biology Department, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 13 October 1983. – Strassmann

Polygyny and latitude in Polistes wasps. Entomological Society of America/IUSSI joint symposium, Detroit, Michigan, 1 December 1983 (featured speaker). – Strassmann

Sexual selection in Asclepias exaltata, University of York, York, England, 1983. – Queller

Kin selection and conflict in plants, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 1983 – Queller

Sexual competition in a hermaphroditic plant, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester NY, 1983. – Queller

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1982

Reproductive options of Polistes workers. Entomology Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 22 March 1982. – Strassmann

Reproductive options of social wasp workers. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, Michigan, 29 July 1982. – Strassmann

Sex investment ratios in Polistes wasps. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, International Congress, Boulder, Colorado, 13 Aug. 1982. – Strassmann
Male and female reproductive success and sexual selection in a hermaphroditic plant, Ecological Society of America Meeting, College Park PA, 1982. – Queller

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1981

Reproductive competition and dominance hierarchies in the social wasp Polistes annularis. Population Biology Group, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, March 1981. – Strassmann

Behavioral Ecology of Polistes wasps. Zoologisches Institut, Würzburg Germany, 15 June 1981. – Strassmann

Behavioral Ecology of Polistes wasps. (in French) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille France, 29 June 1981. – Strassmann

Behavioral Ecology of Polistes wasps. Istituto di Zoologia, Universitá di Firenze, Florence Italy, 9 July 1981. – Strassmann
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1980

Kin selection in paper wasp dominance hierarchies. Dept. Ecology & Behavioral Biol., Univ. of Minn., Minneapolis, 9 Jan. 1980. – Strassmann

Reproductive competition and kin selection in Polistes annularis. Behavioral Ecology Symposium, Florida Entomological Society, Daytona Beach, FL, 23 August 1980. – Strassmann
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1979

Satellite nests and nest predation in Polistes exclamans. Entomological Society of America. Denver, CO, Nov. 1979 – Strassmann
Sexual selection in plants, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1979.- Queller

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1978

The evolution of sociality in polistine wasps. University of Michigan Biological Station, July 1978. – Strassmann

Kin selection and the significance of satellite nests. Symposium on Natural Selection and Social Behavior. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 16 October 1978. – Strassmann
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