Doctor James Makinson

Doctor James Makinson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stingless Bee Biology and Pollination Services,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Contact

Email: J.Makinson@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1160
Mobile:
Location: R2.G.35
Hawkesbury

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Luo, D., Reid, C., Makinson, J., Beekman, M. and Latty, T. (2019), 'Route selection but not trail clearing are influenced by detour length in the Australian meat ants', Insectes Sociaux, vol 66, no 1 , pp 47 - 56.
  • Makinson, J., Woodgate, J., Reynolds, A., Capaldi, E., Perry, C. and Chittka, L. (2019), 'Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation', Scientific Reports, vol 9 .
  • Latty, T., Holmes, M., Makinson, J. and Beekman, M. (2017), 'Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) use adaptable transportation networks to track changes in resource quality', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 220, no 4 , pp 686 - 694.
  • Makinson, J., Threlfall, C. and Latty, T. (2017), 'Bee-friendly community gardens : impact of environmental variables on the richness and abundance of exotic and native bees', Urban Ecosystems, vol 20, no 2 , pp 463 - 476.
  • Woodgate, J., Makinson, J., Lim, K., Reynolds, A. and Chittka, L. (2017), 'Continuous radar tracking illustrates the development of multi-destination routes of bumblebees', Scientific Reports, vol 7 .
  • Makinson, J., Schaerf, T., Wagner, N., Oldroyd, B. and Beekman, M. (2017), 'Collective decision making in the red dwarf honeybee Apis florea : do the bees simply follow the flowers?', Insectes Sociaux, vol 64, no 4 , pp 557 - 566.
  • Woodgate, J., Makinson, J., Lim, K., Reynolds, A. and Chittka, L. (2016), 'Life-long radar tracking of bumblebees', PLoS One, vol 11, no 8 .
  • Makinson, J., Schaerf, T., Rattanawannee, A., Oldroyd, B. and Beekman, M. (2016), 'How does a swarm of the giant Asian honeybee Apis dorsata reach consensus? : a study of the individual behaviour of scout bees', Insectes Sociaux, vol 63, no 3 , pp 395 - 406.
  • Beekman, M., Makinson, J., Couvillon, M., Preece, K. and Schaerf, T. (2015), 'Honeybee linguistics : a comparative analysis of the waggle dance among species of Apis', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol 3 .
  • Makinson, J., Schaerf, T., Rattanawannee, A., Oldroyd, B. and Beekman, M. (2014), 'Consensus building in giant Asian honeybee, Apis dorsata, swarms on the move', Animal Behaviour, vol 93 , pp 191 - 199.
  • Makinson, J. and Beekman, M. (2014), 'Moving without a purpose : an experimental study of swarm guidance in the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 217, no 11 , pp 2020 - 2027.
  • Schaerf, T., Makinson, J., Myerscough, M. and Beekman, M. (2013), 'Do small swarms have an advantage when house hunting? : the effect of swarm size on nest-site selection by Apis mellifera', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol 10, no 87 .
  • Makinson, J., Oldroyd, B., Schaerf, T., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W. and Beekman, M. (2011), 'Moving home : nest-site selection in the Red Dwarf honeybee (Apis florea)', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 65, no 5 , pp 945 - 958.
  • Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Makinson, J. and Beekman, M. (2011), 'Inaccurate and unverified information in decision making : a model for the nest site selection process of Apis florea', Animal Behaviour, vol 82, no 5 , pp 995 - 1013.
  • Chapman, N., Makinson, J., Beekman, M. and Oldroyd, B. (2009), 'Honeybee, Apis mellifera, guards use adaptive acceptance thresholds to limit worker reproductive parasitism', Animal Behaviour, vol 78, no 5 , pp 1205 - 1211.

Current Projects

Title: Decoding audio-visual honeybee hive signals for waggle dance detection and hive health monitoring
Funder:
  • Eva Crane Trust
Western Researchers: James Makinson, Ying Xu, Saeed Afshar and James Cook
Years: 2021-02-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00026952

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