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Robert Jeanne

Robert Jeanne

Expert on social insect behavior and ecology, especially paper wasps, yellow jackets and hornets

Professor emeritus, entomology College of Agricultural and Life Sciences — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Nesting behavior in social insects, especially paper wasps
  • Communication in social insects
  • Division of labor in social insects
  • Social insect colonies as complex adaptive systems


  • Discovery of chemical nest defense behavior and first demonstration of use of swarm-emigration trails by social wasps
  • Advances in understanding the structure and function of exocrine glands in wasps
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial and American Association for the Advancement of Science