Publications

    2017

  1. Moyers, S.C., Adelman, J.S., Farine, D.R., Thomason, C.A., Hawley, D.M. (accepted) Feeder density enhances house finch disease transmission in experimental epidemics. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B (forthcoming)

  2. Sánchez-Tójar, A. Schroeder, J., Farine, D.R. (2017) A practical guide for inferring reliable dominance hierarchies and estimating their uncertaintyJournal of Animal Ecology (link)

  3. Farine, D.R. (2017) When to choose dynamic versus static social network analysisJournal of Animal Ecology (link)

  4. Montiglio, P.O., McGlothlin, J.W., Farine, D.R. (2017) Social structure modulates the evolutionary consequences of social plasticity: taking a social network perspective of interacting phenotypesEcology and Evolution (accepted pending minor revisions)

  5. McDonald, G.C., Farine, D.R., Foster, K.R., Biernaskie, J.M. (2017) Assortment and the analysis of natural selection on social traitsEvolution 71(11): 2693-2702. (link)

  6. Lang, S.D.J.Farine, D.R. A multidimensional framework for studying social predation strategiesNature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1230-1239.(link)

  7. Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Papageorgiou, D., Crofoot, M.C., Farine, D.R. (2017) Inferring influence and leadership in moving animal groupsPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (forthcoming)

  8. Radersma, R., Garroway, C.J., Santure, A., de Cauwer, I., Farine, D.R., Slate, J., Sheldon, B.C. (2017) Social and spatial effects on genetic variation between foraging flocks in a wild bird populationMolecular Ecology 26(20): 5807–5819(link)

  9. Hoppitt, W., Farine, D.R. (2017) Association indices for quantifying social relationships: how to deal with missing observations of individuals or groupsAnimal Behaviour (accepted)

  10. Isbell, L.A., Bidner, L.R., Crofoot, M.C., Matsumoto-Oda, A., Farine, D.R. (2017) GPS-identified, low-level nocturnal activity of vervets (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) and olive baboons (Papio anubis) in Laikipia, KenyaAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology 164(1): 203-211. (link)

  11. Carter, G.G., Farine, D.R., Wilkinson, G.S. (2017) Social bet-hedging in vampire batsBiology Letters 13: 20170112. (link)

  12. Farine, D.R., Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Couzin, I.D., Berger-Wolf, T.Y. and Crofoot, M.C. (2017) Individual variation in local interaction rules can explain emergent patterns of spatial organisation in wild baboonsProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 284, 20162243.
     
  13. Farine, D.R. (2017) A guide to null models for animal social network analysisMethods in Ecology and Evolution 8(10): 1309-1320.

  14. Johnson, K.V.-A, Aplin, L.M., Cole, E.F., Farine, D.R., Firth, J.A., Patrick, S.C., Sheldon, B.C. (2017) Male great tits assort by personality during the breeding seasonAnimal Behaviour 128: 21-32. (link)

  15. Farine, D.R. (2017) The dynamics of transmission and the dynamics of networks. Journal of Animal Ecology 86(3): 415-418.

  16. Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Farine, D.R., Crofoot, M. C. & Couzin, I.D. (2017) Habitat and social factors shape individual decisions and emergent group structure during baboon collective movement, eLife 6:e19505. OPEN ACCESS

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  17. Francesiaz, C, Farine, DR, Laforge, C, Béchet, A, Sadoul, N, Besnard, A (2017) Familiarity drives social philopatry in an obligate colonial breeder with weak interannual breeding-site fidelity. Animal Behaviour 124: 83-94.

  18. Miller, ET, Farine, DR, Trisos, CH (2017) Phylogenetic community structure metrics and null models: a review with new methods and softwareEcography 40(4): 461–477.

  19. 2016

  20. Farine, DR, Strandburg-Peshkin, A, Berger-Wolf, T, Ziebart, B, Brugere, I, Li, J, Crofoot, MC (2016) Both Nearest Neighbours and Long-term Affiliates Predict Individual Locations During Collective Movement in Wild Baboons. Scientific Reports 6: 27704. (link)

  21. Firth, JA, Sheldon, BC, Farine, DR (2016) Pathways of information transmission amongst wild songbirds follow experimentally imposed changes in social foraging structureBiology Letters 12: 20160144. (link)

  22. Crates, RA, Firth, JA, Farine, DR, Garroway, CJ, Kidd, LR, Aplin, LM, Radersma, R, Milligan, ND, Voelkl, B, Culina, A, Verhelst, BL, Hinde, CA, Sheldon, BC (accepted) Individual variation in winter supplementary food consumption and its consequences for reproduction in wild birdsJournal of Avian Biology.

  23. Shizuka, D, Farine, DR (2016) Measuring the robustness of network community structure using assortativityAnimal Behaviour 112: 237-246.

  24. Leu, ST, Farine, DR, Wey, TW, Sih, A, Bull, M (2016) Environment modulates population social structure: experimental evidence from replicated social networks of wild lizards. Animal Behaviour 111:23-31. (link)

  25. 2015

  26. Aplin, LM, Farine, DR, Morand-Ferron, J, Cockburn, A, Thornton, A, Sheldon, BC (2015) Counting conformity: evaluating the units of measurement in frequency-dependent social learning. Animal Behaviour 110:e5-e8. 

  27. Firth, JA, Voelkl, B, Farine, DR, Sheldon, BC (2015) Experimental evidence that social relationships determine individual foraging behaviour. Current Biology 25:1-6.
    News highlights include: Science, IFLScience, Discovery, and BBC.

  28. Farine, DR, Strandburg-Peshkin, A (2015) Estimating uncertainty and reliability of social network data using Bayesian inference. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150367. (link) * all authors contributed equally
    This paper was written as a 24 hour science challenge live online, representing the first truly open scientific publication

  29. Farine, DR, Montiglio, PO, Spiegel, O (2015) From individuals to groups and back: the evolutionary implications of group phenotypic composition. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30(10): 609-621. (link) * all authors contributed equally

  30. Farine, DR*, Spencer, KA, Boogert, NJ* (2015) Early-Life Stress Triggers Juvenile Zebra Finches to Switch Social Learning Strategies. Current Biology 25(16): 2184-2188. (link) * equal contributors
    See news highlights including IFLScience and Audubon Magazine.

  31. Strandburg-Peshkin, A*, Farine, DR*, Couzin, ID, Crofoot, MC (2015) Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboonsScience 348(6241): 1358-1361. (link) * joint first authors
    See media highlights altmetric score including a nice article in National Geographic and a video by Untamed Science.
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  32. Farine, DR, Whitehead, H (2015) Constructing, conducting, and interpreting animal social network analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 84(5): 1144-1163. (link)

  33. Farine, DR, Firth, JA, Aplin, LM, Crates, RA, Culina, A, Garroway, CJ, Hinde, CA, Kidd, LR, Milligan, ND, Psorakis, I, Radersma, R, Verhelst, B, Voelkl, B, Sheldon, BC (2015) The role of social and ecological processes in structuring animal populations: a case study from automated tracking of wild birds. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150057. (link)

  34. Aplin, LM, Firth, JA, Farine, DR, Voelkl, B, Crates, RA, Culina, A, Garroway, CJ, Hinde, CA, Kidd, LR, Psorakis, I, Milligan, ND, Radersma, R, Verhelst, B, Sheldon, BC (2015) Consistent individual differences in the social phenotypes of wild great tits (Parus major). Animal Behaviour 108: 117-127. (link)

  35. Psorakis, I, Voelkl, B, Garroway, CJ, Radersma, R, Aplin, LM, Crates, RA, Culina, A, Farine, DR, Firth, JA, Hinde, CA, Kidd, LR, Milligan, ND, Roberts, SJ, Verhelst, B, Sheldon, BC (2015) Inferring Social Structure from Temporal Data. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 69(5): 857-866. (link)

  36. Farine, D.R., Sheldon, B.C. (2015) Selection for territory acquisition is modulated by social network structure in a wild songbirdJournal of Evolutionary Biology 28(3): 547-556. (link)

  37. Farine, DR, Aplin, LM, Sheldon, BC, Hoppitt, W (2015) Interspecific social networks promote information transmission in wild songbirdsProceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142804(link)

  38. Aplin, LM, Farine, DR, Morand-Ferron, J, Cockburn, A, Thornton, A, Sheldon, BC (2015) Experimentally induced innovations lead to persistent culture via conformity in wild birdsNature 518: 538-541. (link)
    See media highlights altmetric score.

  39. Adelman, JS, Moyers, SC, Farine DR, Hawley, DM (2015) Feeder use predicts both acquisition and transmission of a contagious pathogen in a North American songbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151429. (link)

  40. Farine, DR (2015) Proximity as a proxy for interactions: issues of scale in social network analysisAnimal Behaviour 104: e1-e5. (link)

  41. 2014

  42. Boogert, NJ*, Farine, DR*, Spencer, KA (2014) Developmental stress predicts social network positionBiology Letters 10(10): 20140561. (link)  * joint first authors

  43. Godfrey, SS, Anasri, TH, Gardner, MG, Farine, DR, Bull, CM (2014) A contact based social network of lizards is defined by low genetic relatedness among strongly-connected individualsAnimal Behaviour 97: 35-43. (link) 

  44. Farine, DR, Aplin, LM, Garroway, CJ, Mann, RP, Sheldon, BC (2014) Collective decision-making and social interaction rules in mixed-species flocks of songbirdsAnimal Behaviour 95: 173-182. (link)        2nd most read article in Animal Behaviour September – December 2014  (see my short discussion on null models from this paper here)

  45. Aplin, LM*, Farine, DR*, Mann, RP, Sheldon, BC (2014) Individual-level personality influences social foraging and collective behaviour in wild birdsProceedings of the Royals Society B 218 (1789): 20141016. (link) * joint first authors
    3rd most read article in Proceedings B in July 2014

  46. Farine, DR, Downing, CP, Downing, PA (2014) Mixed-species associations can arise without heterospecific attractionBehavioural Ecology 25(3): 574-581(link)

  47. Farine, DR (2014) Measuring phenotypic assortment in animal social networks: weighted associations are more robust than binary edgesAnimal Behaviour 89: 141-153. (link)

  48. 2013

  49. Farine, DR & Milburn, PJ (2013) Social organisation of thornbill-dominated mixed-species flocks using social network analysisBehavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 67(2): 321-330. (link)

  50. Farine, DR, Lang, SD (2013) The early bird gets the worm: foraging strategies of wild songbirds lead to the early discovery of food sourcesBiology Letters 9(6): 20130578. (link)
    Media links: (see AltMetric) Scientific American BBC News CBS News The Times Daily Mail Science Daily Orange (FR) & featured on BBC Winterwatch, and BBC, Irish, German & Canadian radio stations.

  51. Aplin, LM, Farine, DR, Morand-Ferron, J, Cole, EF, Cockburn, A, Sheldon, BC (2013) Individual personalities predict social behaviour in wild networks of great tits (Parus major)Ecology Letters 16(11): 1365–1372. (link)
    See highlights of media coverage on AltMetric and recommendation by F1000 (featured in Top 10 & Hidden Jewels).

  52. Farine, DR (2013) Animal Social Network Inference and Permutations for Ecologists in R using asnipeMethods in Ecology and Evolution 4(12): 1187–1194. (link)

  53. 2012

  54. Farine, DR, Garroway, CJ, Sheldon, BC (2012) Social Network Analysis of mixed-species flocks: exploring the structure and evolution of interspecific social behaviourAnimal Behaviour 84: 1271-1277. (link)

  55. Herr, A, O’Connell, D, Farine, DR, Dunlop, M, Crimp, S, Poole, M (2012) Watching grass grow in Australia: is there sufficient production potential for a biofuel industry? Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 6(3): 257-268.

  56. Aplin, LM, Farine, DR, Morand-Ferron, J, Sheldon, BC (2012) Social networks predict patch discovery in a wild population of songbirdsProceedings of the Royal Society B 279(1745): 4199-4205. (link)
    Media links: Australian Geographic News.com.au

  57. 2011

  58. Farine, DR, O’Connell, DA, Raison, RJ, plus 12 co-authors (2011) An assessment of biomass for bioelectricity and biofuel, and for greenhouse gas emission reduction in AustraliaGlobal Change Biology Bioenergy 4(2): 148-175.
    Top 15 most downloaded GCBB paper for 2012.

  59. Rodriguez, LC, May, B, Herr, A, Farine, DR, O’Connell, D (2011) Biofuel excision and the viability of ethanol production in the Green Triangle, Australia.  Energy Policy 39(4): 1951-1957.

  60. 2010

  61. Farine, DR, O’Connell, DA, Grant, T, Poole, ML (2010) Opportunities for energy efficiency and biofuel production in Australian wheat farming systems.  Biofuels 1(4): 547-561.