1. Nagy, M., Couzin, I.D., Fiedler, W., Wikelski, M. & Flack, A. (2017) Synchronisation, coordination and collective sensing during thermalling flight of freely-migrating white storks, submitted.

  2. Lang, S.D.J.Farine, D.R. A multidimensional framework for studying social predation strategiesNature Ecology & Evolution (forthcoming)

  3. 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)

  4. 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 (forthcoming)

  5. Torney, C.J., Hopcraft, G.C., Morrison, T.A., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2017) From single steps to mass migration: The problem of scale in the movement ecology of Serengeti wildebeest, submitted.

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

  7. Flack, A., Nagy, M., Fiedler, W., Couzin, I.D. & Wikelski, M. (2017) From local collective behaviour to global migratory patterns in white storks, submitted.

  8. Jolles, J.W., Boogert, N.J., Sridhar, V.H., Couzin, I.D. and Manica, A. (2017) Consistent individual differences drive collective behaviour and group functioning of schooling fish, Current Biology, in press.

  9. Stowers, J., Hofbauer, M., Bastien, R., Griessner, J., Higgins, P., Farooqui, S., Fischer, R.M., Nowikovsky, K., Haubensack., W., Couzin, I.D., Tessmar-Raible, K. and Straw, A. D. (2017) Virtual reality for freely moving animals, Nature Methodsin press.

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

  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. (in press) A guide to null models for animal social network analysisMethods in Ecology and Evolution.

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

  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


  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. Joshi, J., Couzin, I.D., Levin, S.A. & Guttal, V. (2017) Mobility can promote the evolution of cooperation via emergent self-assortment dynamics, in revision.

  19. 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.

  20. Kao, A.B., Berdahl, A., Lutz, M.J., Giam, X., Hartnett, A.T.  & Couzin, I.D. (2017) Counteracting estimation bias and social influence to improve the wisdom of crowds, submitted.

  21. 2016

  22. 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)

  23. Bolnick DI, Hendrix K, Jordan LA, Veen T, Brock CD. 2016. Intruder color and light environment jointly determine how nesting male stickleback respond to simulated territorial intrusions. Biology Letters. 12: 20160467.

  24. Guayasamin, O. L., Couzin, I. D. & Miller, N. Y. (2016) Behavioural plasticity across social contexts is regulated by the directionality of inter-individual differences, Behavioural Processes, early online.

  25. 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)

  26. 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.

  27. Jordan LA, Maguire S, Hofmann, HA, Kohda M. 2016. The social and ecological consequences of an ‘over-extended’ phenotype. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (1822)


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

  29. Rieucau, G., Holmin, A.J., Castillo, J.C., Couzin, I.D. & Handegard, N-O. (2016) School-level structural and dynamic adjustments to perceived risk promote efficient information transfer and collective evasion in herring, Animal Behaviour 117, 69-78

  30. 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)

  31. Hartnett, A.T., Schertzer, E., Levin, S.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2016) Heterogeneous preference and local nonlinearity in consensus decision-making, Physical Review Letters 116, 038701.

  32. Berdahl, A., Westley, P.A.H., Couzin, I.D., Levin, S.A. & Quinn, T.P. (2016) A collective navigation hypothesis for homeward migration in andromous salmonids, Fish and Fisheries 17: 525–542.

  33. 2015

  34. Ryan MJ, Jordan LA. 2015. Courtship and Mate Choice, In J Call (Ed) APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology

  35. Hein, A. M., Rosenthal, S.B., Hagstron, G.I., Berdahl, A., Torney, C.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2015) The evolution of distributed sensing and collective computation in animal populations, eLife e10955.

  36. Reid, C.R., Lutz, M.J., Powell, S., Couzin, I.D. & Garnier, S. (2015) Army ants dynamically adjust living bridges in response to a cost-benefit tradeoff, PNAS 112(49), 15113-1511.ArmyAntBridge

  37. Rosenthal, S.B., Twomey, C.R., Hartnett, A.T., Wu, H.S. & Couzin, I.D. (2015) Revealing the hidden networks of interaction in mobile animal groups allows prediction of complex behavioral contagionPNAS 112(15), 4690-4695.

    • Featured by Cell “The Wisdom of Crowds”
  38. Torney, C.J., Lorenzi, T., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2015) Information processing and the evolution of unresponsiveness in collective systems, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12(103), 20140893.

  39. Ioannou, C.C., Singh, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2015) Potential leaders trade off goal-oriented and socially oriented behavior in mobile animal groups, The American Naturalist 186(2), 284-293 (OPEN ACCESS).

  40. Hills, T.T., Todd, P.M., Laser, D. Redish, A.D., Couzin, I.D. and the Cognitive Search Research Group (2015) Exploration versus exploitation in space, mind and society, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19(1), 46-54.

  41. Swain, D.T., Couzin, I.D. & Leonard, N.E. (2015) Coordinated speed oscillations in schooling killifish enrich social communication, Journal of Nonlinear Science 25(5), 1077-1109.

  42. 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. 

  43. 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.

  44. Jordan LA, Ryan MJ. 2015. The sensory ecology of adaptive landscapes. Biology Letters pdf

  45. Kohda M, Jordan LA, Kosaka N, Hotta T, Takeyama TT. 2015. Facial recognition in a group-living cichlid. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142552 pdf

  46. Takashi H,  Jordan LA, Takeyama T, Kohda M. 2015.  Order effects in transitive inference: Does the presentation order of social information affect transitive inference in social animals? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

  47. Hotta T, Takeyama T, Heg D, Awata S, Jordan LA, Kohda M. 2015. The use of multiple sources of social information in contest behaviour: testing the social cognitive abilities of a cichlid fish. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00085


  48. Li N, Takeyama T, Jordan LA, Kohda M. 2015. Female control of paternity by spawning site choice in a cooperatively breeding fish. Behaviour 152: 231–245 pdf

  49. Brooks RC, Shelly JP, Jordan LA, Dixson BJ. 2015. The multivariate evolution of female body shape in an artificial digital ecosystem Evolution and Human Behavior pdf


  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. Farine, DR, Whitehead, H (2015) Constructing, conducting, and interpreting animal social network analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 84(5): 1144-1163. (link)

  55. 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)

  56. 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)

  57. 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)

  58. 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)

  59. 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)

  60. 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.

  61. 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)

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

  63. 2014

  64. Jordan LA, Kokko H, Kasumovic MM. 2014. Reproductive foragers: Spider males choose mates by selecting among available competitive environments. The American Naturalist 183 (5): 638-649 pdf

  65. Takashi H, Takeyama T, Jordan LA, Kohda M. 2014. Duration of memory of dominance relationships in a group living cichlid. Naturwissenschaften 101 (9):745-751; 10.1007/s00114-014-1213-z pdf

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

  67. 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) 

  68. 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)

  69. 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

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

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

  72. Hofmann, H.A., Blumstein, D.T., Couzin, I.D., Earley, R.L., Hayes, L.D., Hurd, P.L., Lacey, E.A., Solomon, N.G., Taborsky, M., Young, I.J. & Rubenstein, D.R. (2014) An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29(10), 581-589.

  73. Woods, M.L., Carmona-Fontaine, C., Barnes, C.P., Couzin, I.D., Mayor, R. & Page, K. (2014) Directional collective cell migration emerges as a property of cell interactionsPLoS ONE 9, e104969.

  74. Liu, P., Safford, H.R., Couzin, I.D. & Kevrekidis, I.G. (2014) Coarse-grained variables for particle-based models: diffusion maps and animal swarming simulations, Computational Particle Mechanics available early online.

  75. Gallup, A.C., Chong, A., Kacelnik, A. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) The influence of emotional facial expressions on gaze-copying in grouped and solitary pedestriansScientific Reports 4, 5794.

  76. Kao, A., Miller, N., Torney, C., Hartnett, A. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) Collective learning and optimal consensus in animal groupsPLoS Computational Biology 10(8), e1003762.

  77. Dell, A.I., Bender, J.A., Branson, K., Couzin, I.D., de Polavieja, G.G., Noldus, L.P.P.J., Perez-Escudero, A., Perona, P., Straw, A.D., Wikelski, M. & Brose, U. (2014) Automated imaging-based tracking and its application to ecologyTrends in Ecology and Evolution 29(7), 417-428.

  78. Treuer, T., Altosaar, J., Hartnett, A., Twomey, C., Dobson, A., Wilcove, D. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) Machine learning in audio taxonomy: Quantifying biodiversity and habitat recovery through rainforest audio recordings. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135(4), 2368-2368.

  79. Kao, A.B. & Couzin, I.D. (2014) Decision accuracy in complex environments is often maximized by small group sizesProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 281(1784), 2013305.


  80. 2013

  81. Jordan LA, Brooks R. 2012. Recent social history alters male courtship preferences. Evolution 66 (1): 280-287 pdf

  82. Kasumovic MM, Jordan LA. 2013. The social factors driving settlement and relocation decisions in a solitary and aggregative spider. The American Naturalist 182 (4): 532-541 pdf


  83. Mann RP, Herbert-Read JE, Ma Q, Jordan LA, Sumpter DJT, Ward AJW. 2013. A model comparison reveals dynamic social information drives the movements of humbug damselfish. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11 (90) doi: 10.1098/​rsif.2013.0794 pdf

  84. Jordan LA,Herbert-Read,Ward A. 2013. Rising costs of care make Spiny Chromis discerning parents. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 67 (3): 449-455 pdf


  85. Ward AJWW, Herbert-Read JE, Jordan LA, James R, Krause J, Ma Q, Rubenstein DI, Sumpter DJT & LJ Morrell. 2013. Initiators, leaders and recruitment mechanisms in the collective movements of damselfish. The American Naturalist 181 (6):748-760 pdf

  86. 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)

  87. 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.

  88. 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).

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

  90. Strandburg-Peshkin, A., Twomey, C.R., Bode, N.W., Kao, A.B., Katz, Y., Ioannou, C.C., Rosenthal, S.B., Torney, C.J., Wu, H., Levin, S.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Visual sensory networks and effective information transfer in animal groups, Current Biology 23(17), R709-711. [PDF]fov_website

  91. Perez-Escudero, A., Miller, N., Hartnett, A.T., Garnier, S., Couzin, I.D. & de Polavieja, G. (2013) Estimation models describe well collective decisions among three options. PNAS, early edition. [PDF]

  92. Coburn, L., Cerone, L., Torney, C., Couzin, I.D. & Neufeld, Z. (2013) Tactile interactions lead to coherent motion and enhanced chemotaxis of migrating cells, Physical Biology 10(4), 046002.

  93. Garnier, S., Murphy, T., Lutz, M., Hurme, E., Leblanc, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Stability and responsiveness in a self-organizing living architecture, PLoS Computational Biology 9(3), e1002984. [PDF]

  94. Kolpas, A., Busch, M., Li, H.,Couzin, I.D., Petzold, L. & Moehlis, J. (2013) How the spatial positions of individuals affects their influence on swarms: a numerical comparison of two popular swarm dynamics models, PLoS ONE (8)3, e58525. [PDF]

  95. Miller, N., Garnier, S. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Both information and social cohesion determine collective decisions in animal groups, PNAS 110(13), 5263-5268. [PDF]

  96. Torney, C., Levin, S.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Leadership and the role of spatial interactions in social dynamics, Journal of Statistical Physics 151, 203-217. [PDF]

  97. Tunstrom, K., Katz, Y., Ioannou, C.C., Huepe, C., Lutz, M. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Collective states, multistability and transitional behavior in schooling fish, PLoS Computational Biology, 9(2), e1002915. [PDF]

  98. Berdahl, A., Torney, C.J., Ioannou, C.C., Faria, J. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Emergent sensing of complex environments by mobile animal groups, Science 339(6119) 574-576. Free Reprint.

  99. Shaw, A.K. & Couzin, I.D. (2013) Migration or residency? The evolution of movement behavior and information usage in seasonal environments, The American Naturalist 181(1), 114-124. [PDF]

  100. 2012

  101. Wong MYL, Jordan LA, Marsh-Rollo S, St-Cyr S, Reynolds J, Stiver K, Desjardins J, Fitzpatrick JL, Balshine S. 2012. Mating systems in cooperative breeders: the roles of resource dispersion and conflict mitigation. Behavioral Ecology 23 (3): 521-530 pdf


  102. Lopez, U., Gautrais, J., Couzin, I.D. & Theraulaz, G. (2012) From behavioral analyses to models of collective motion in fish schools, Interface Focus 2, 693-707. [PDF]

  103. Stephens, D.W., Couzin, I.D. & Giraldeau, L-A. (2012) Ecological and behavioral approaches to search behavior. In “Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms and the Brain”(P.M. Todd, T.T. Hill & T.W. Robbins), MIT Press, Boston.

  104. 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)

  105. 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.

  106. 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

  107. Ioannou, C.C., Guttal, V. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Predatory fish select for coordinated collective motion in virtual prey. Science 337(6099) 1212-1215. Free Reprint.

    > A Perspective of this work by Bill Romey accompanied our paper: Real fish attack simulated plankton Science 337(6099) 1181-1182. We also received media attention and a non-exhaustive list of news articles can be found, along with a short movie showing our experiment here.

  108. Guttal, V., Romanczuk, P., Simpson, S.J., Sword, G.A. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Cannibalism as a driver of the evolution of behavioral phase polyphenism in locusts. Ecology Letters 15, 1158-1166. [PDF]

  109. Mishra, S., Tunstrom, K., Couzin, I.D. & Huepe, C. (2012) Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles with variable speed. Physical Review E 86, 011901. [PDF]

  110. Handegard, N.O., Leblanc, S., Boswell, K., Tjostheim, D. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) The dynamics of coordinated group hunting and collective information-transfer among schooling prey. Current Biology, 22(13), 1213-1217. [PDF]

    > Accompanied by a Dispatches in Current Biology by Graeme Ruxton “Group Dynamics: Both Predators and Prey Get a Little Help From Their Friends”

  111. Gallup, A.C., Hale, J.J., Garnier, S., Sumpter, D.J.T., Kacelnik, A., Krebs, J. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Visual attention and the acquisition of information in human crowds. PNAS, 109(19), 7245-7250. [PDF]HumanCrowds

  112. Bazazi, S., Bartumeus, F., Hale, J.J., Holmin, A.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Intermittent motion in desert locusts: behavioral complexity in simple environments. PLoS Computational Biology, 8(5), e1002498. [PDF]

  113. Gallup, A.C., Chong, A. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) The directional flow of visual information transfer between pedestrians. Biology Letters 8(4), 520-522. [PDF]

  114. Bazazi, S., Pfennig, K.S., Handegard, N.O. & Couzin, I.D. (2012) Collective vortex formation and foraging in polyphenic spadefoot toad tadpoles. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(6), 879-889. [PDF]

  115. Leonard, N.E., Shen, T., Nabet, B., Scardovi, L., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2012)Decision versus compromise for animal groups in motion. PNAS, 109(1), 227-232. [PDF]

  116. 2011

  117. Swain, D., Couzin, I.D. & Leonard, N.E. (2011) Real-time feedback-controlled robotic fish for behavioral experiments with fish schools. Proceedings of the IEEE 100(1), 150-163. [PDF]

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. Couzin, I.D., Ioannou, C.C., Demirel, G., Gross, T., Torney, C.J., Hartnett, A., Conradt, L., Levin, S.A. & Leonard, N.E. (2011) Uninformed individuals promote democratic consensus in animal groups. Science 334(6062) 1578-1580. Free reprint

    A Perspective of this work, by Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, accompanied our paper: Can ignorance promote democracy? Science332(6062) 1501-1504. We also received media attention and a non-exhaustive list of news articles can be found here.CouzinScienceImage

  121. Frewen, T. A., Couzin, I. D., Kolpas, A., Moehlis, J., Coifman, R. & Kevrekidis, I. O. (2011) Coarse collective dynamics of animal groups. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering 75, 299-309. [PDF]

  122. Katz, Y., Ioannou, C.C., Tunstrom, K., Huepe, C. & Couzin, I.D. (2011) Inferring the structure and dynamics of interactions in schooling fish, PNAS 108(46), 18720-18725. [PDF]KatzSocialForces

  123. Torney, C., Berdahl, A. and Couzin, I.D. (2011) Signaling and the evolution of cooperative foraging in dynamic environments, PLoS Computational Biology 7(9), e1002194. [PDF]

  124. Guttal, V., & Couzin, I. D. (2011) Leadership, collective motion and the evolution of migratory strategies. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 4, 294-298. Open Access.

  125. Abbot, P., Abe, J., Alcock, J….Couzin, I.D.,et al. 137 authors (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471(7339) e1-e4. [PDF]

  126. Bazazi, S., Romanczuk, P., Thomas, S., Schimansky-Geier, L., Hale, J. J., Miller, G. A., Sword, G.A., Simpson, S.J. and Couzin, I.D. (2011) Nutritional state and collective motion: from individuals to mass migration. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 278(1704) 356-363. [PDF]moz-screenshot-2

  127. Pillot, M-H., Gautrais, J., Arrufat, P., Couzin, I. D., Bon, R. & Deneubourg, J-L. (2011)Scalable rules for coherent motion in a gregarious vertebrate. PLoS ONE 6(1), 14487. [PDF]

  128. Sueur, C., Petit, O., Deneubourg, J-L., & Couzin, I. D. (2011) Group size, grooming and fission in primates: a modeling approach based on group structure. Journal of Theoretical Biology 273(1), 156-166. [PDF]

  129. 2010

  130. Jordan LA, Brooks R. 2010. The lifetime costs of increased male reproductive effort: Courtship, copulation, and the Coolidge Effect. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23 (11): 2403-2409 pdf


  131. Jordan LA, Avolio C, Herbert-Read JE, Krause J, Rubenstein D, Ward A. 2010. Group structure in a restricted entry system is mediated by both resident and joiner preferences. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 64(7): 1099-1106 pdf

  132. Jordan LA, Wong MYL, Balshine S. 2010. The effects of familiarity and social hierarchy on group membership decisions in a social fish. Biology Letters 6(3): 301-303 pdf


  133. 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.

  134. Guttal, V. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) Social interactions, information use and the evolution of collective migration. PNAS 107(37), 16172-16177.

    From the Cover’, ‘This Week inPNAS’ and a Commentary by Simpson and Sword Evolving MigrationPNAS107(39), 16753-16754.EvolutionOfMigration






  135. Torney, C., Levin, S. A. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) Specialization and evolutionary branching within migratory populations. PNAS 107(47), 20394-20399.

    > Recommended by ‘Faculty of 1000’

  136. Couzin, I.D. (2010) Complex systems: An informative itinerary. Science 328(5977) 430.

  137. Bazazi, S., Ioannou, C. C., Simpson, S. J., Sword, G. A., Torney, C. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) The social context of cannibalism in Mormon cricket collective movement. PLoS ONE 5(12), e15118.

  138. Sueur, C., Deneubourg, J-L., Petit, O. & Couzin, I. D. (2010) Differences in nutrient requirements imply a non-linear emergence of leaders in animal groups. PLoS Computational Biology 6(9), 1000917.

  139. Faria, J. J., Dyer, J. R. G., Clement, R., Couzin, I. D., Holt, N., & Ward, A. J., et al. (2010)A novel method for investigating the collective behavior of fish: introducing “Robofish”. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64(8), 1211-1218.

  140. Escudero, C., Yates, C. A., Buhl, J., Couzin, I. D., Erban, R., Kevrekidis, I. G., & Maini, P. K. (2010) Ergodic directional switching in mobile insect groups. Physical Review E 82(1), 011926.

  141. Simpson, S. J., Raubenheimer, D., Charleston, M. A., Clissold, F. J., Couzin, I. D., & Clements, K. D., et al. (2010) Modelling nutritional interactions: from individuals to communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(1), 53-60.

  142. Couzin, I.D. and King, A.J. (2010) Animal group movements. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Breed, M. and Moore, J. (Eds.), Elsevier.

  143. 2009

  144. Beekman M, Allsopp MH, Jordan LA, Oldroyd BP. 2009. A quantitative study of worker reproduction in queenright colonies of the Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Molecular Ecology 18: 2722 pdf

  145. Torney, C., Neufeld, Z. & Couzin, I.D. (2009) Context-dependent interaction leads to emergent search behavior in social aggregates. PNAS 106(52), 22055-22060.

  146. Yates, C. A., Erban, R., Escudero, C., Couzin, I. D., Buhl, J., & Kevrekidis, I. G., et al. (2009) Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion.
    PNAS 106(14), 5464-5469.

  147. Conradt, L., Roper, T.J., Couzin, I.D. & Krause, J. (2009) “Leading according to need” in self-organizing groups. The American Naturalist 173(3), 304-312.

  148. Romanczuk, P., Couzin, I.D. & Schimansky-Geier, L. (2009) Collective motion due to individual escape and pursuit response. Physical Review Letters 102(1), doc# 010602.

  149. Deisboeck, T. & Couzin, I.D. (2009) Collective behavior in cancer cell populationsBioEssays 31(2), 190-197.

  150. Couzin, I.D. & Laidre, M.E. (2009) Fission-fusion populations. Current Biology 19(15), r633-r635.

  151. Nabet, B., Leonard, N.E., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2009) Dynamics of decision-making in animal group motion. Journal of Nonlinear Science 19(4), 399-435.

  152. Dyer, J.R.G., Johansson, A., Helbing, D., Couzin, I.D. & Krause, J. (2009) Leadership, consensus decision making and collective behaviour in human crowds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 364(1518) 781-78.

    > Top 10 most cited articles in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond B. in 2009 (5thmost cited)

  153. Couzin, I.D. (2009) Collective cognition in animal groups. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13(1), 36-43.

  154. Erra, U., Frola, B., Scarano, V. & Couzin, I.D. (2009) An efficient GPU implementation for large scale individual-based simulation of collective behavior. High Performance Computational Systems Biology, 51-58. Doi: 10.1109/HiBi.2009.11

  155. 2008

  156. Jordan LA. CABI, 2008. Poecilia reticulata. In: Invasive Species Compendium, 2008 edition. Wallingford, UK: CABI


  157. Jordan LA, Allsopp MH, Beekman M, Wossler, TC & Oldroyd BP 2008. Inheritance of traits associated with reproductive potential in Apis mellifera capensis and A. m. scutellata workers. Journal of Heredity 99 (4): 376-381 pdf

  158. Jordan LA, Allsopp MH, Oldroyd BP, Wossler TH, Beekman M. 2008. Cheating honeybee workers produce royal offspring.Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275 (1632): 345-351 pdf

    The paper above was highlighted in Nature 450, 764-765 and Current Biology 18 (5): 206-2207
  159. Oldroyd BP, Allsopp MH, Gloag RS, Lim J, Jordan LA, Beekman M. 2008. Thelytokous parthenogenesis in unmated queen honey bees (Apis mellifera capensis): Central fusion and high recombination rates. Genetics 180: 359-366 pdf

  160. Sumpter, D.J.T., Krause, J., James, R., Couzin, I.D. & Ward, A.J.W. (2008) Consensus decision-making by fish. Current Biology 18(22), 1773-1777.

  161. Bazazi, S., Buhl, J., Hale, J.J., Anstey, M.L., Sword, G.A., Simpson, S.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2008) Collective motion and cannibalism in locust migratory bands. Current Biology 18(10), 735-739.

    > Recommended by ‘Faculty of 1000’ – Rating 11, Exceptional.

  162. Ward, A.J., Sumpter, D.J.T., Couzin, I.D., Hart, P.J.B. & Krause, J. (2008) Quorum decision-making facilitates information transfer in fish shoals. PNAS 105(19), 6948-6953.

  163. Sumpter, D.J.T., Buhl, J., Biro, D. & Couzin, I.D. (2008) Information transfer in moving animal groups. Theory in Biosciences 127(2), 177-186.

  164. Dyer, J.R.G., Ioannou, C.C., Morrell, L.J., Croft, D.P., Couzin, I.D., Waters, D.A. & Krause, J (2008) Consensus decision-making in human crowds. Animal Behaviour 75, 461-470.

  165. Roditakis, E., Couzin, I.D., Franks, N.R. & Charnley A.K. (2008) Effects of Lecanicillium longisporum infection development on the behaviour of the green peach aphid Myzus persicae. Journal of Insect Physiology 54 (1), 128-13624.

  166. Lu, J., Liu, J., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A. (2008) Emerging collective behaviors of animal groups. Proc.World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 1060-1065.

  167. 2007

  168. Jordan LA, Allsopp MH, Oldroyd BP, Wossler TH, Beekman M. 2007. A scientific note on the drone flight time of Apis mellifera capensis and A. m. scutellata. Apidologie  38 (5): 436-437 pdf

  169. Couzin, I.D. (2007) Collective minds Nature 455, 715.CollectiveMinds

  170. Paley, D.A., Leonard, N.A., Sepulchre, R.J. & Couzin, I.D. (2007) Spatial models of bistability in biological collectives. Proc. IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, 4851-4856.

  171. Swain, D.T., Leonard, N.E., Couzin, I.D., Kao, A. & Seuplchre, R.J. (2007) Alternating spatial patterns for coordinated group motion. Proc. IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, 12-14.

  172. 2006

  173. Midgley DJ, Jordan LA, Saleeba JA, McGee PA. 2006. Utilisation of carbon substrates by orchid and ericoid mycorrhizal fungi from Australian dry sclerophyll forests. Mycorrhiza 16 (3): 175-182 pdf


  174. Buhl, J., Sumpter, D.J.T, Couzin, I.D., Hale, J., Despland, E., Miller, E. & Simpson, S.J. (2006) From disorder to order in marching locusts. Science 312, 1402-1406.

    • Selected for ‘Research Highlights’ in Nature and a Perspectives’ article by Danny Grunbaum Align in the sand Science 312, 1320-1322.
  175. Couzin, I.D. (2006) Behavioural ecology: social organization in fission-fusion societies.Current Biology 16, R169-171.

  176. Simpson, S.J., Sword, A.G., Lorch, P.D. & Couzin, I.D. (2006) Cannibal crickets on a forced march for protein and salt. PNAS 103, 4152-4156.

    > Selected for ‘News and Views’ Push on the marching crickets inNature, Recommended by ‘Faculty of 1000’.

  177. Nabet, B., Leonard, N.E., Couzin, I.D. & Levin, S.A.(2006) Leadership in animal group motion: a bifurcation analysis, Proceedings of the 17th Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, 1-14

  178. Couzin, I.D., James, R., Croft, D.P. & Krause, J. (2006) Social organization and information transfer in schooling fishes. Fish Cognition and Behaviour eds. Brown C., Laland, K.N. & Krause, J.

  179. 2005 And Earlier

  180. Couzin, I.D., Krause, J., Franks, N.R. & Levin, S.A. (2005) Effective leadership and decision making in animal groups on the move. Nature 433, 513-516.

  181. Wrege, P., Wikelski, M., Mandel, J.T. Rassweiler, T & Couzin, I. D. (2005) Antbirds parasitize foraging army ants. Ecology 86 (3), 555-559.

  182. Hoare, D.J., Couzin, I.D., Godin, J-G. & Krause, J. (2004) Context-dependent group size choice in fish. Animal Behaviour 67, 155-164.

  183. Hensor, E.M.A., Couzin, I.D., James, R. & Krause, J. (2005) Modelling density-dependent fish shoal distributions in the laboratory and field. Oikos 110, 344-352.

  184. Couzin, I.D. & Krause, J. (2003) Self-organization and collective behavior in vertebratesAdvances in the Study of Behavior 32, 1-75.

  185. Couzin, I.D. & Franks, N.R, (2003) Self-organized lane formation and optimized traffic flow in army ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270, 139-146.

    > ‘Editor’s choice’ by Andrew Sugden Avoiding gridlock Science 299, 19. Featured in News Focus by Ben Shouse Getting the behavior of social insects to compute Science 295, 2357.

  186. Croft, D. P., Arrowsmith, B. J., Bielby, J., Skinner, K., White, E., Couzin, I. D., Magurran, A. E., Ranmarine, I. & Krause, J. (2003) Mechanisms underlying shoal composition in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Oikos 100, 429-438.

  187. Croft, D. P., Krause, J., Couzin, I. D. & Pitcher, T. J. (2003) When fish schools meet: outcomes for evolution and fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 4, 138-146.

  188. Ward, A. J. W., Hoare, D. J., Couzin, I. D. & Krause, J. (2002) The effects of parasitism and body length on positioning within wild fish shoals. Journal of Animal Ecology 71(1), 10-14.

  189. Couzin, I.D., Krause, J., James, R., Ruxton, G.D. & Franks, N.R., (2002) Collective memory and spatial sorting in animal groups. Journal of Theoretical Biology 218, 1-11.

    • Recommended by Faculty of 1000; Top 5 most cited papers of the decade (1999-2010) publication analysis of Animal Behavior Research, Lab Times (Europe)


  190. Couzin, I. D. & Krause, J. (2001) The social organization of fish schools. Advances in Ethology 36, 64.

  191. Hoare, D. J., Ward, A., Couzin, I. D., Croft, D. & Krause, J. (2001) A grid-net technique for the analysis of fish positions in free-ranging fish schools. Journal of Fish Biology 59(6), 1667-1672.

  192. Roditakis, E., Couzin, I. D., Barlow, K., Franks, N. R. & Charnley, A. K. (2000) Improving secondary pick up of insect fungal pathogen conidia by manipulating host behavior. Annals of Applied Biology 137, 329-335.

  193. Boi, S., Couzin, I. D., Del Buono, N., Franks, N. R. & Britton, N. F. (1999) Coupled oscillators and activity waves in ant colonies. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 266, 371-378.

  194. Spencer, A. J., Couzin, I. D. & Franks, N. R. (1998) The dynamics of specialization and generalization within biological populations. Journal of Complex Systems 1, 114-128.

  195. Ritchie, M. G. R., Couzin, I. D. & Snedden, W. A. (1995) What’s in a song? Female bushcrickets discriminate against the song of older males. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 262, 21-27.